24 January 2008

It's not too early...


... to share the love. These sugar cookies are my favorite. One of my Primary teachers used to make them every Sunday. After I got married, I asked for the recipe for the cookies I could never forget. They're called "Never Fail Sugar Cookies".

2 c sugar
2 c butter flavored Crisco (or butter/margarine)
6 eggs
6 t baking powder
7 c flour
4 t vanilla

Cream sugar and butter/Crisco together. Add eggs, vanilla and dry ingredients one a t a time. Mix thoroughly. Roll and cut/shape. Bake at 375 for 10 minutes.

**I like to make these really thick. And this recipe is for a less sweet cookie (a la European sweets). You could add more sugar if you'd like.

Here is a frosting recipe I really like, too.

2 lbs. powdered sugar (boxed is better)
1 c Crisco
about 1/2 c water (or milk)
splash or two of vanilla

Mix with an electric mixer until it reaches desired consistency.

Enjoy!

12 comments:

Yvonne said...

I'll have to try your recipe--those would be fun for my Seminary kids. Thanks.

Char said...

Now those sound like my kind of sugar cookies! I'm a purist...no almond extract or lemon or sour cream or any of that crap!

Misty said...

Looks like a TON of fun! I'll let you know how out attempt goes.

Nicole said...

Yum!

Morning Glory said...

Those look and sound yummy. Your frosting recipe is what I've always used, replacing the crisco with butter or margarine. Mmmmmm....

utmommy said...

I LOVE sugar cookies! And of course it isn't too early!

Sarah said...

Thanks Leilani...I will have to do these with Bella.

Gabriela said...

Thanks for the recipe Lei-I love sugar cookies.

And your last post-my cat started doing the same thing when we arrived in Brazil. We can't leave towels or blankets on the floor either. My husband just LOVES it let me tell you, since he loves cats so much and all. Grrr.

SweetPea said...

Sugar cookies with frosting are my favorite!! They look yummy!

Amber said...

I NEED THIS RECIPE! Seriously. I have not been able to find a good sugar cookie recipe for ages. Do you prefer the shortening or butter? I really really need it to be no fail. :-)

Lei said...

Amber - I prefer the shortening!

Scribbit said...

I hope it's okay but I stuck this link in the Winter Bazaar this week (please say it's okay!) :)