I know my cookie decorating is about a week late but let’s be real…iced sugar cookies should not have a time limit on them. So here are my New Years cookies!
Grammy has always been our family top notch baker. She is truly the reason I have a love for baking & know anything about it for that matter. Every year during the holidays we try to make it a point to spend atleast one day baking together. Last year she taught me how to make a mean pumpkin pie. I look forward to spending quality time with my grammy as well as eating our yummy end result.
This sugar cookie recipe has had a long history with our family. I remember as a child eating more of the dough than the baked cookies and it still is my guilty pleasure! This recipe named “Agnes’s Sugar Cookies” was from an old nurse friend of my grammys. It beats the Pilsbury brand sugar cookies by a mile & it is really not too hard to whip up. The ingredients for the recipe are pictured below.
With a hand mixer, mix Crisco, Butter, & sugar. Then add egg & vanilla. Mix again. Measure out flour into the bowl & add soda and salt. Mix. Cover your hands with some flour & begin to gather the dough. Place into a baggy & refrigerate for an hour.
Next place your dough on wax paper that has some flour sprinkled on it. Place another piece of wax paper over your dough & begin rolling it out with a rolling pin. Dough should be about 1/4 in thick. Cut with your favorite cookie cutters. Bake @ 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
For the icing I have found a buttercream frosting recipe that is so easy & has the perfect consistency. I used to work at a bakery in high school & always wanted to find a frosting recipe much like theirs. My biggest tip is to NEVER go with the store bought icing when decorating cookies or cakes. It does not provide a good consistency for decorating. Always go with a thick buttercream when decorating. This one is pretty good & simple! Here is the link to the recipe I use: Buttercream Frosting
I hope y’all enjoy, I know I did!