Monday, December 24, 2012

Sugar Cookies

 I was asked for my sugar cookie recipe so here it is:

          Mrs. Winters' Sugar Cookies

Cream together: 1 and 1/2 cups sugar, 1/2 cup shortening(I use Crisco)

  Beat in: 3 eggs

  Add:  1/2 cup milk, 4 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon vanilla and about four cups of flour to make a stiff dough.  I add flour a little at a time until I think it feels right.

  Refrigerate dough several hours.  This is important because the dough works best when it is chilled. 

    Roll out dough not too thinly on a floured surface and cut out cookies.  I like fat cookies so I roll mine out about an eighth or a quarter inch thick. 

  Place on lightly greased pan and bake at 400 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes just until they are browned slightly on the bottom.  Ice and enjoy.  Or you can sprinkle them with colored sugars before baking.  These are really good with a cup of coffee or tea.

  Long ago Mom had to go into the hospital for surgery.  She almost died on the operating table.  People from church brought food to us.  There was an older lady in our church, Mrs. Winters who had snow white hair and taught Sunday school for as long as I can remember.  She sent her son to our house with these cookies because she didn't drive.  We all loved them  They were soft and sweet. When Mom got better, she asked Mrs. Winters for the recipe and we have made them in our family ever since.  Mrs. Winters is long gone, but her cookie recipe lives on and will be passed on to friends and family.  Hope you enjoy them.


Noelle the dreamer said...

What a lovely story! Thank you for sharing the recipe and a Merry Christmas to you and yours,

Kate said...

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Noelle.