Monday, March 3, 2014

Sugar Cookies - By Valerie

We LOVE these sugar cookies!!  It has been a family favorite ever since my mom received the recipe from her grade-school friend's grandmother.  (We usually double the recipe because we know these cookies do not last long around our house.☺)  They are especially fun as you can decorate them with different sprinkles for any and every celebration/different season! This is a very special recipe, as the nutmeg adds such great flavor!  We are thrilled to share it with you and hope you enjoy trying it out sometime.

1/2 cup Crisco
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. nutmeg

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  Beat the Crisco and sugar together until light and fluffy then add the vanilla and eggs and mix until combined.  Whisk together the four remaining ingredients and then add flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix.  Roll out the dough on a floured surface to 1/4 - 1/2 inch thickness.  Bake for 5-8 minutes.  Once cooled frost with your favorite frosting and decorate.