Ashley and I usually make sugar cookies at Christmas. We have tried many different recipes with good and bad results. I have a new recipe to try this year that I got from a DIY website. Maybe you'd like to try it too. If so, here it is - put it in a safe place so you can find it!!
6 cups of Flour
2 teaspoons of Baking Soda
1 teaspoon of Salt
(mix together is small bowl)
1 cup Shortening
2 cups Sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup Sour Cream
(Blend wet ingredients until smooth in large bowl)
Stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients.
Cover and place in the fridge for a couple of hours.
Roll out cookie dough. Use your favorite/festive cookie cutters.
Bake at 400 for 7-8 minutes. Let cool.
In the meantime, make the frosting.
Blend all together:
1/2 cup Shortening
1/2 cup Butter
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
4 cups powder sugar
2 Tablespoons milk
Dye the frosting whatever color your heart desires.. and taste the beaters if you like :)