Christmas Sugar Cookies



INGREDIENTS
For the Cookies:
  • ½ C butter
  • ½ C shortening
  • ½ C sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tsp vanilla
  • 3 Tbsp milk
  • 3 C flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • For the Frosting:
  • 3 C powdered sugar
  • ½ C butter (1 stick)
  • 3 Tbsp milk
  • 1½ tsp vanilla
  • Food coloring
  • Sprinkles
  • Red hots

INSTRUCTIONS
  • In a medium bowl, mix together, butter, shortening, sugar and egg. Add vanilla and milk. Mix well until combined. Gradually stir in flour and baking soda scraping down the sides of bowl.
  • Roll out a small amount of dough on a floured surface to about ¼″ thick and cut into shapes. Place on cookie sheets and bake until edges just start to brown. Approximately 10-12 minutes. Let sit on cookie sheets for a few minutes then transfer to cooling rack. Repeat until all dough is used.
  • Here’s a little cookie tip for you…. When rolling out your cookie dough, mix flour and powdered sugar 50/50. Use this mixture and your cookies will taste much better and not leave a flour taste in your mouth.
  • For the frosting
  • In a medium bowl, cream butter, milk, and vanilla together. Gradually stir in powder sugar and beat until smooth and creamy.
  • Put frosting in individual bowls, add food coloring of your choice, stir. Frost cooled cookies. Decorate with sprinkles and red hots.

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