Welcome to my 2011 Christmas Cookie Exchange-Linky Party!
I'm looking for your best cookie recipes this Holiday season!
Link as many of your favorite recipes and photos on the linky below...
Drop Cookies, Cookie Bars, Cutout Cookies, Sliced or Shaped Cookies or any special holiday confection you want to share.
The only requirement for this linky party is to share a link back to my site in a blog post for your recipe. Write a new post or feel free to share recipes from your archive.
Tis the season to be baking cookies....tell your friends to stop by and link up too!
This year I'm on a quest to find the perfect sugar cookie. I found my first experimental recipe of the season in one of my collector cook books; Betty Crocker's Cooky Book, 1963 Edition.
The flavor of the cookie was right on the button with a crunchy cookie texture. The dough was easy to handle but the finished product was a bit rough which made decorating a bit sketchy. I enjoyed this recipe but would like to find a more tender dough.
Ethel's Sugar Cookies
¾ cup shortening (part butter or margarine)
1 cup sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla
2 ½ cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
Mix shortening, sugar, eggs and flavoring thoroughly. Add flour, baking powder, and salt, blend together. Chill at least 1 hour.
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Roll dough ⅛ inch thick on a lightly floured surface. Cut shapes with cookie cutter or press 1 tablespoon dough with tines of fork, sprinkle with sugar. Bake 6-8 minutes or until cookies are delicate golden color
makes about 4 dozen