Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Festive Iced Cookies

I got this recipe years ago when we lived in Virginia. When I tried them, they were decorated for Christmas. These cookies delight everyone and can decorated according to the holiday.

I took the tray of cookies to our July 4th celebration. I brought an empty tray back. The next morning our July 4th host told me she didn't get any cookies so I brought her some. (I always reserve some for the family to enjoy at home.)

Festive Iced Cookies

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter (softened)
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
3 eggs
3 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cream of tartar

Mix all ingredients well and roll out on board. Cut into shapes. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Notes: Don't let edges get too brown. I like the cookies thinner so I roll the dough out pretty thin.

1/2 cup butter (softened)
1/8 tsp salt
1 lb powered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
2 Tbsp milk

Mix all ingredients well. If too stiff, add a bit more milk. Color as desired with food coloring. Frost cookies when they have cooled.

It's best to allow time for the icing to set if you are taking the cookies somewhere. At least one of my kids prefers the icing to be "dry" but another likes the fresh icing because it is easier to lick off.

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ChupieandJ'smama said...

Those cookies look so cute! And they look tasty... we just need to get wheat back...and eggs. Maybe some day :) Wheat free, egg free cookies just aren't the same no matter how hard I try.

Alicia said...

Oh yum!! Those look really good!

Nicole said...

Those look and sound great. I copied down the recipe to try later.
Glad you had such a great 4th!

He & Me + 3 said...

Those look so yummy and perfectly round. Seriously...my cookies never turn out round.

MiMi said...

I wanted to make something cute for the 4th, but I never even thought of that! I'm so lame.