This past week my kids & I
were cookie-makin machines!
Over 250 cookies were baked
and decorated in our cute,
My friend, Margie, and a “blog-friend,” Amie,
asked if I would post the recipe to the cookies…
Yes! Yes, I will.
This is from my friend, Cheryl Miller of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
She wrote it out as a TRIPLE RECIPE! I’ve used this recipe
since she was kind enough to share it with me in 2004.
Cheryl’s SUGAR COOKIE – triple batch
2 C shortening
2 1/4 C sugar
3 tsp. vanilla
4 T milk
6 C flour
4 1/2 tsp baking powder
Mix Sugar & shortening. Add wet ingredients.
Add dry ingredients. Mix well.
Put if the frig for at least 1 hour.
Roll out 1/4 of dough at a time. Roll sorta thick.
Bake 350 degrees for approx 8-10 minutes.
Cool before frosting.
(this is my own concoction, but I certainly did NOT invent it)
It’s a runny frosting that you can lay the cookie face-down
into it and then let excess drip off. When it dries it looks so nice
Use a SHALLOW but wide bowl (big enough to lay your cookie
Add a cup or so of POWDERED SUGAR
Add a few tiny drops of MILK and a few drops of food coloring.
Stir. Add more of each until it’s runny but not too thin.
(It takes me few minutes to get it right.)
Lay cookie face-down into frosting, let excess drip off.
Add sprinkles if desired.
Let it dry on wax paper or a flat pan that’s easy to wash.
After it’s dry you may pipe on fancy icing to really look professional,
but I usually don’t.
(NOTE: these cookies pictured above have
a butter cream icing, NOT the frosting listed above)