Sunday, December 20, 2009

cookie time

last night i went over holliday's house and made some delicious cookies. she was watching a friend's little girl. it was a blast. we made pilsbury sugar cookies and chocolate chip. we also made sugar cookies from my childhood. when i would spend the night over my bestie's house, we would always bake something. usually it was these sugar cookies. in the morning it was pancakes with runny middles. she liked the center of these cookies to be soft as well. i has been years since i made this recipe and it took me back. ah, how i miss my pombo.

in the spirit of d. and the holiday giving season, i will share the recipe with you.

1/2 c butter
1/2 shortening (you can use a whole c of butter and they turn out just fine)
1 c sugar
3 eggs
3 1/2 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp of cream of tartar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

cream together butter, shortening and sugar.
add eggs. blend well.
sift together flour, soda and tartar.
add four mixture gradually to creamed mixture.
add vanilla
chill mixture overnight or in the freezer if you are pressed for time.
roll out on floured surface and cut.
place on ungreased sheet
bake 8-10 minutes @ 350

2 c powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3 T cream

blend together, add food coloring if desired.
ice cookies.

1 comment:

Danielle said...

these look so yummy! i am glad you had a good time :)