Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Recap: Frosted Cut Out Cookies for Fall

From Mommy I'm Hungry

My Mom used to always make these fos us kids growing up. They're a plain vanilla cookie you roll and cut out into shapes, and frost. They're fun to make for all the Holiday events of the year, especially if you use fun shaped cookie cutters. I haven't made them for a while (here), and I was craving some, so with Fall finally coming around to So Ca, I had an excuse right?

From Mommy I'm Hungry

Debbie's Farm Cookies -Mom
1 Cup shortening
2 Cups granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 Cup milk + 2 Tbl vinegar, combined
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking soda
4 tsp baking powder
4 1/2-6 Cups flour (I always end up using about 6 C)

Cream together shortening, sugar and eggs. Add in sour milk, vanilla, baking soda, baking powder, and gradually add in enough flour until it forms a nice dough. Chill 1/2 hour. Roll out 1/4 " thick with cookie cutters (I use 5" shape cutters). Bake 350' for 8 minutes. Frost and decorate when cool. Makes about 3 dozen 5" cookies.


Frosting:
(this will be a soft-firm set once dry)

2 lb powdered sugar
1/4 Cup shortening
3 tsp vanilla
1/2 Cup milk
Food coloring

Combine all, adding in enough milk for desired consistency. Seperate enough in each bowl and mix with desired food colors. Frost cookies. Allow to dry.


For these fall cookies, I used a maple leaf and a pumpkin shape. I love these cookie cutters!
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3 Lovely Comments:

bakingblonde said...

Love your blog, can't wait for your return! In the meantime these cookies will be perfect for Thanksgiving cookie trays at work!

Deanna said...

These cookies are so pretty. They look thick and sturdy which is good when you give them to the little ones to decorate. I love the coloring on the frosting too!

Chrystina said...

WoW!! My sugar cookies NEVER look that good! I will try your recipe to see if it is any better! Don't you just love that fall is in the air!!

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