Saturday, March 17, 2012
HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY (SUGAR COOKIES!)
Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! I made cookies for you. I'll share the family sugar cookie recipe and you can make some too.
While I like fat chewy cookies loaded with extras, sometimes simple is just soooo good. There's nothing like a sugar cookie with a hot cup of something to dunk it in.
A couple of notes: we watch our fat and cholesterol around here, so I used Smart Balance instead of shortening. This gave them a slight tendency to stick, so I sprayed my cookie sheets with an organic canola oil. Flour your rolling surface generously and divide the dough into quarters. It's easier to roll out that way.
1 1/2 c. flour
1/t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. shortening
2 t. milk
1 t. vanilla
Roll out on a floured board to about 1/16th inch thickness. Cut with desired cookie cutters. place on ungreased baking sheet. Sprinkle with colored sugar. Bake 6-8 minutes at 400 degrees. Yields 3-4 dozen depending on the thickness.
"May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light,
May good luck pursue you each morning and night."