Sunday, October 29, 2006
I haven't baked and decorated sugar cookies since I was a kid, but there I was, browsing around a truly gross discount store (albeit with good merchandise sometimes) and ran across the cutest tea towels with a sugar cookie recipe and a cookie cutter attached. They were fall themed - leaves, pumpkins and turkeys - and I bought one of each. I just couldn't resist. Here's the pumpkin one...
(makes about 24 cookies)
1.5 cups sugar
1.5 sticks butter
2 tbs milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 1/4 c AP flour
2.5 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 400. Mix all ingredients well, let chill in refrigerator for minimum of 2 hours. Roll out dough between 2 sheets of waxed paper. Cut out shapes, bake for about 8 minutes or until light golden brown.
(makes enough for 24 large sugar cookies)
1/3 cup butter, softened to room temperature
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tbs milk (or as needed for desired consistency)
Red and yellow food coloring
Mix well, add food coloring to desired color(s).