Sugar cookie cups and sugar cookie sandwiches

These sugar cookie cups and cookie sandwiches are another contribution of mine for tomorrow’s bake sale at ESPN Radio.   The proceeds benefit a group that my friend and coworker,Adrienne Lawrence volunteers for.  It seems like with the way things are  going, we may need to band together for some big  bake sales for Meals on Wheels,  after school.programs and other programs that benefit those in need.  đŸ™‚

Sugar cookie cups /cookie sandwiches-    1 1/2 cups shortening, 1 1/3 cups sugar, 4 eggs, 1 tsp vanilla, 4 cups flour (scooped from your flour container nto measuring cup ), 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp baking powder.

Preheat oven to 350.  Spray standard size muffin cups with bajing spray.  Cream sugar and shortening.  Add eggs and vanilla.  Gradually  mix in flour, baking soda and salt.  Roll 3 tbs of dough into a ball and gently press into bottom of each muffin cup.  With the rest of the dough,  roll 3 tbs of dough, slightly flatten and place on cookie sheets that have been lined with nonstick baking liners.  Bake 10 minutes  (bottoms will be light golden).  Let cool and frost.

Frosting -1/4 cup shortenjng, 1/4 cup butter (softened), 2 1/2 cups powdeed sugar, 3 tbs water.

Beat at high speed 2 minutes.

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