Rolled Sugar Cookies

Rolled Sugar Cookies

Anne Marie Nuter

Ingredient for cookies:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • ⅓ cup shortening
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:

Stir together flour, baking powder, and ¼ teaspoon salt. Beat butter and shortening for 30 seconds; add sugar and beat till fluffy. Add egg, milk, vanilla; beat well. Add dry ingredients to beaten mixture, beat till well combined. Cover and chill at least 3 hours. Working with surface roll to 1/8 -inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a 375* oven for 8 minutes or till done. Makes 36 to 48.

 

Ingredients for frosting:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:

In a saucepan combine sugar, cream of tartar, ⅓ cup of water, and a dash of salt. Cook and stir till bubbly and sugar dissolves. In a mixer bowl combine egg whites and vanilla. Add sugar syrup very slowly to unbeaten egg whites while beating constantly at high speed on electric mixer and about 7 minutes or until stiff peaks form.