Monday, October 8, 2012

Pin it Button and Sugar Cookie Mix

Thanks to my sweet daughter, Kathleen, I now I have a 'Pin it' button at the end of my posts for those of you that would like to Pin the recipe to Pinterest.  I am not technology minded so I texted her at college and asked her to help me out.

I made this recipe when I needed a pouch of sugar cookie mix for another recipe. I like having something like this on hand for spur of the minute company. I haven't made the cookies yet and will update when I do.

Sugar Cookie Mix
1 cup butter softened
1/2 cup shortening
6 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 Tablespoon salt

In a small mixing bowl combine butter and shortening. In a large bowl combine remaining cookie ingredients. Using a pastry blender, two knives or a food processor cut shortening mixture into flour mixture until like fine meal. Store in air tight container in fridge until time to use.

Sugar cookies

combine 2 cups of mix with 2/3 cups sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla
2 Tablespoons of milk
1 egg.

Roll on floured surface with floured pin to 1/8" thickness. Cut shapes and bake at 400 degrees on a lightly greased cookie sheet for 5-8 minutes, or until lightly browned on edges. Sprinkle with colored sugar before baking if desired or frost and decorate when cooled. 3 1/2 dozen cookies.

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