One of my favorite things about holidays is baking, and specifically sugar cookies. I don’t do it often due to the temptation of their deliciousness!
In middle school I took the mandatory home economics from Mrs. Brigham she was the typical home ec. teacher, a mild mannered woman who was often ridiculed by hormonal pre-teens.
I loved the class we cooked twice a week and it was a puzzle piece to my beginnings of learning how to maneuver in the kitchen. I still have several of the recipes we learned to cook in my Home Ec. Class I have kept them deep in my treasure trove of my old recipe box that was given to me from my grandmother. This sugar cookie recipe is one of those trusty recipes learned in Middle School Home Ec class.
½ Cup Margarine (I used butter)
1 Cup Sugar
¼ Cup Milk
½ tsp Vanilla
3 Cup Flour
2 tsp Baking Powder
Cream margarine and sugar together in a bowl. Add egg and milk and mix well. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Divide Dough in half. Roll out on pastry sheet and cut our in circles and place on baking sheet and bake at 375 for 7-8 minutes.
2 Cups Powdered Sugar
2 Tbs Margarine
½ tsp Vanilla
1-2 Tbs Milk (to desired thickness for spreading)
Mix powdered sugar, margarine, vanilla and add milk until you have your desired consistency for spreading. Do not get this too thin (This makes me smile! I always add too much milk and my icing is too runny making me have to add more sugar!)
Since I am living out of boxes and a lot of my kitchen items are in storage I don’t have some of the baking extras like food coloring and heart shape cookie cutters. I just made due. I used a cup for cutting out the cookies and used a table spoon of cherry jello to color the icing. It worked like a charm!
Happy Cookie Baking! And Happy Valentines!!