This past weekend we made cookies, new memories and plenty of messes. And of course the kids were completely sugar buzzed. That's half the fun, right?
These cookies are great for cutting shapes out of. They work fine for just making drop cookies as well. It's a very versatile cookie.
Grandma's Christmas Sugar Cookies
- 1 c. sugar
- 1/2 c. shortening
- 1 egg
- 1/2 c. sour milk (add 1 T. of white vinegar to the milk to make it sour)
- 1 t. baking soda
- 1/2 t. baking powder
- 1/4-1/2 t. salt
- 2 1/4 c. flour
- Cream the sugar and shortening together. You can do by hand or with an electric hand mixer.
- Add the egg and mix again.
- Pour the 1/2 c. of milk into a 1 c. glass measuring cup. Add the 1 T. of white vinegar and the 1 t. of baking soda to the milk. Stir to combine and then add to the dough mixture.
- Add the baking powder, salt and flour to the mixture and mix until completely combined.
- Chill the dough for at least 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Roll out dough onto a well floured surface. Cut into desired shapes.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Let the cookies completely cool before you decorate them.