Tuesday, January 25, 2011

cookie time

Jack has the snack for "P" day tomorrow at preschool, and since I'll take any excuse to make cookies we made Pink, Purple, and (wait for it)... Plain. 

I love these sugar cookies! They might or might not make angels weep with happiness. (It's the almond extract.) Mmmm!


½ c butter
½ c shortening
1 c powdered sugar
½ c baker’s sugar or regular sugar
2 eggs
½ tsp vanilla
1 tsp almond extract

Cream butter, shortening, and sugars together until smooth. Add eggs, vanilla, and almond extract, mix until just blended.

Mix together:
3 c flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt

Add to wet mixture and mix until smooth. Chill. Roll to about ¼” thick and cut out shapes, or roll into 1.5" balls and flatten slightly. Bake at 350ยบ for 9 minutes (less time for smaller/thinner cookies).

P.S. They are not going to look done after 9 minutes, and you can bake them for a bit longer, but by the time they look done, they'll be too done. At least in my book.