First batch done

schoolhouse_gwDecember 13, 2012

Decorated the cookies yesterday. I needed something to put on the table first and found this pretty vinyl tablecloth at DG for $4. It looked so festive that I've decided to leave it on there for awhile. Cookies went today to a local pet health store I frequent, the staff are always so helpful. You should have seen their faces light up when I carried that big plate of cookies in. Didn't take long for them to dig in either! "These won't last long", I heard someone say. :)

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mammie15

Oh gosh those look good! Pretty tablecloth too.

    Bookmark   December 13, 2012 at 4:18PM
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glenda_al

Yummy looking cookies!

    Bookmark   December 13, 2012 at 4:55PM
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patti43

Those decorated cookies sure take a lot of time. They turned out so pretty. I bet you'll be their favorite visitor for a long time!

    Bookmark   December 13, 2012 at 5:03PM
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cwnev

Very nice! I love that they are kinda puffy, the cookies. They look like the soft kind... do you have a recipe to share? Usually sugar cookies to me, turn out flat and hard. I love soft cookies.

    Bookmark   December 13, 2012 at 5:12PM
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Cynic

They do look good!

    Bookmark   December 13, 2012 at 5:56PM
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cheryl_ok

yummy! They look so big!

    Bookmark   December 13, 2012 at 6:08PM
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schoolhouse_gw

Sure, here is the recipe. I found it years ago in between the pages of an old book:
"Mother's Sugar Cookies"

1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
2/3 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
3 eggs, beaten
3 2/3 cups sifted flour
2 tsp. baking powder

Cream butter and 2 cups sugar with soda, salt and vanilla. Add beaten eggs. Sift flour and baking powder together. Add to creamed mixture. Chill dough till firm enough to roll out on floured pastry cloth. Roll a little sugar in on top of the dough. Cut with biscuit cutter or into fancy shapes.
Bake at 425 till brown on a greased and floured cookie sheet. (I only bake until the bottoms are brown, not the entire cookie)

Then someone wrote: "This recipe is very old. Do not add any liquid other than the eggs. I have won with it many times".

    Bookmark   December 13, 2012 at 6:08PM
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schoolhouse_gw

Oh forgot. The recipe doesn't mention how many it makes but I can get about 28 cut-out cookies from one batch of dough.

    Bookmark   December 13, 2012 at 6:10PM
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marilyn_c

What a nice thing for you to do!

    Bookmark   December 13, 2012 at 8:01PM
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kacram

nummy nummy nummy! I LOVE sugar cookies! I might need to try this!

    Bookmark   December 13, 2012 at 8:05PM
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jemdandy

Yummy! I like those big thick ones with icing piled on top.

    Bookmark   December 13, 2012 at 8:23PM
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sheilajoyce_gw

Please share your icing recipe you use too. I love this kind of cookie, but I have never made iced ones I liked. Yours look yummy!!!!!

    Bookmark   December 13, 2012 at 10:08PM
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JoAnn_Fla

Yes, the icing recipe would be great. I put this in "Our Recipes" also.

    Bookmark   December 14, 2012 at 9:54AM
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schoolhouse_gw

For the icing, I usually just use the recipe on the bag of confectionery sugar with butter added.

But, I must confess I used canned frosting Wednesday. I actually like the confectionery sugar recipe better because the icing hardens off more, not break your teeth hard, but you know what I mean. Better for cut-outs.

    Bookmark   December 14, 2012 at 10:41AM
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JoAnn_Fla

Is "butter" really necessary or will margarine do? I never buy butter.

    Bookmark   December 14, 2012 at 1:03PM
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