I couldn’t let Christmas go by without making some decorated sugar cookies. I first started decorating sugar cookies with royal icing last Christmas and fell in love with the results. Give them a try, and impress yourself, family and friends. Decorating cookies is really not hard, it just takes time, but the results are so worth it! You can refer to my previous posting for instructions on decorating cookies with royal icing.
The Ultimate Sugar Cookie
- 3/4 cup Golden Crisco or Butter-flavored Crisco (shortening)
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1-1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
Cream Crisco, sugar, eggs and vanilla in large mixer bowl at medium speed of electric mixer until light and creamy. combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add to creamed mixture, mixing on low speed until well blended. Cover dough and chill 1 hour, if desired, for easy rolling. Preheat oven to 375°F. Roll half of dough at a time. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness. Using a cookie cutter, cut in desired shapes. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Roll leftover pieces. Sprinkle with coloured decorations or leave plain to decorate when cool. Bake at 375°F for 8 to 10 minutes, or until edges are light brown. (Time will vary with cookie size.) Cool slightly, then remove to cooling rack.
These look so festive and delicious! I am getting hungry.
Thank you so much. I love this time of year!!
Beautiful cookies Cheryl and so festive too –perfect for giving them as gifts!
Thank you Anne – I love the way they come it. I did package some last year for gifts, now my husband is happy that he gets most of them this year! lol
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I love your design 🙂 what’s the difference between using crisco to just plain butter or margarine? Thanx for sharing 🙂
Oh well, I’ll try to experiment the difference between crisco and margarine in my kitchen and see. Thanx again!
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