I've often heard children say, "There's nothing to do today". I beg to differ. I'd like to inspire you to do something. Anything. Read. Bake. Hike. Fish. Plant. Sail. Climb. Play. Reach. Move. Laugh. Dream; and take time to sit with me on The Old Granite Step.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A Christmas Sugar Cookie Recipe from my Mom

This is a good old-fashioned, tried and true sugar cookie recipe.  It's a great project for the kids on a snowy (or even rainy) afternoon.  You're never too old to make cookies! 

You'll notice that the hands in the photos are not those of a child, but of my husband.  He prides himself on being a cookie expert so I had to put most of these in the freezer in order to be sure they'll last until Christmas day!
Gather your cookie cutters!  Mix together 3/4 cup of shortening (I like to use half butter and half shortening), 1 cup of sugar, 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon of vanilla.  In another bowl, sift together 2 1/2 cups of flour, 1 teaspoon of baking powder and 1 teaspoon of salt.  Gradually add dry mixture to wet mixture. Chill the mixture for one hour.

Once the mixture is chilled, you're ready to make cookies!

Roll out your cookie dough onto a floured surface.

Carefully cut out your cookies.
Place on a cookie sheet.


Cookies go into a preheated 350 degree oven for approximately 8 minutes. 

Oooh....I wish you could smell them.  Yummy!

Ready for Santa!

Old family recipes are always fun to use!  Make sure you hand them down to the next generation.

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