Friday, December 23, 2011

Recipe Two: Wanna Cookie?

These are simply the best sugar cookies on record.

Really. They are like the homemade, fluffy, soft, delectable version of those generic sugar cookies you find in the bakery department covered in high fructose corn syrup neon frosting.

You know those cookies?

They're the ones you take in your cart to the back corner of Walmart and devour at the end of a bad day while reading the tabloid magazines you're too cheap to purchase and too hypocritical to admit you love.

(What? You don't do that?)

 {Don't worry: hands are scrubbed clean and counter thoroughly cleansed, disinfected, and dried before any dough touches the surface. Wouldn't want you gagging at this point if you were delivered a batch.}

{Love this face she's been making lately...}

{Awesome cookie, London. 14,000:1 sprinkles/cookie ratio.} 

Thanks to Aunt Nellie! This recipe comes from her home, where many of my earliest baking memories come from.... 

Aunt Nellie's Sugar Cookies

{This makes a big batch, half the recipe if you're not planning on sharing}

3 cubes butter - softened
1 1/3 cups shortening
2 1/4 cups sugar
4 eggs
4 tsp. milk
4 tsp. vanilla

8 cups flour
6 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt

First combine all wet ingredients. Cream together until well blended. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl. Slowly add flour mixture to cream mixture and mix until dough forms. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours or overnight*.

Roll, cut, and bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes

*We don't always refrigerate our dough before baking. It won't make a difference in your end product, but will make the dough easier to cut and work with.


Joan said...

I have this recipe back from our BYU days as roommates! Its sooooo good :) And finding a yummy sugar cookie recipe is as tricky as finding the perfect butter cream frosting recipe! Thanks to you and Anne from Bloom I have both!

Joan said...

Ps: whoever is grossed out by those pudgy little hands doesnt deserve your delicious cookies!!!