These sugar cookies are awesome.. so easy to make and so soft. And no chilling of the dough is necessary. These cookies are my all-time favorite to make, bringing back memories of making cutouts with my mom. I am terrible with decorating, so these jack o lanterns are one of the few things people can decipher. I started out frosting some and decorating with mini yellow and green m&ms. That was too time-consuming, so I sprinkled a handful on top of some other cookies instead. Then, to speed up the process, I made sandwich cookies.
Remember to scoop your flour from your flour bag into your measuring cup so you get the right amount. And, preheat your oven for 20 minutes before baking so the oven cycles to the right temp.
- 1 1/2 cups crisco
- 1 1/3 cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 4 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking. Line a cookie sheet with non-stick baking liners. In a large mixing bowl, cream crisco and sugar 3 to 4 minutes. Blend in eggs and vanilla. Slowly blend in dry ingredients. Lightly flour your countertop. Roll out dough to desired thickness (I like mine thick), and cut. Place on prepared cookie sheer. Bake 8 or 9 minutes. (Cookies will be light, but no doughy. Do not overcook). Cool completley.
- Frosting ingredients
- 3 tbs melted butter
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- Milk (enough to get the consistency of frosting you want)
- 1 tsp vanilla
Blend together. Frost or fill cookies. Store in covered container.
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