I'm a wife,mom,grandmother, and registered nurse. I started hand painting burp cloths when my son was born in 1980. I am now embroidering those burp cloths and MUCH MORE! I love helping my customers come up with the perfect customized designs for their own use or to give as gifts.
I have tried many different sugar cookie
recipes but this is a family favorite. I have a dear friend, Brenda,
who I've literally known all of my life. Our parents were friends
before we were born. We started attending the same school in middle
school. At some point during our friendship, I was given the recipe for
Years later, her sister, Cheryl, had a son and I had a
daughter. I made these cookies for almost every holiday when my
children were small and continue to do so. My daughter knew that "Aunt"
Brenda had a sister and that the sister had a son but Cheryl's son and
my daughter did not know each other even though they were just a year
apart in age. My daughter grew up and went to college. She was home
for spring break when we attended a celebration for Brenda &
Richard's 25th wedding anniversary. Lauren and Ryan met, married and
now have two children.
Many people avoid making sugar cookies because
of the time it takes to decorate them. Don't try to be Martha Stewart!
I just sprinkle a little sugar and decorative sprinkles to match the
occasion and design. No one minds that they aren't iced like
butterflies, bunnies etc. Sometimes I put chocolate chips on top of a
few just as they come out of the oven, and then as the chocolate melts, I
spread the it around like icing and them put a few decorative sprinkles
Aunt Georgia's Sugar Cookies.
This recipe came from Georgia Redington,my son-in-law's great aunt. If you use the small cookie cutters from Pampered
Chef or similar, the recipe will make approx 270 cookies at about 30 calories each.
oil, ( canola , olive, etc.)
cream of tartar
powdered sugar for rolling dough
Cream oil, butter, and eggs.
In separate bowl, mix together dry
ingredients then add to creamed mixture. Add lemon juice to all and
mix well. Put dough in refrigerator for several hours.
Generously sprinkle powdered sugar
on counter or other rolling surface and roll dough to ¼" thick , cut
with cookie cutters, decorate as desired and bake at 350° for 7 - 10
min. or until starting to brown.
** Other ways to make the cookies
is to roll dough into 1" balls, roll in granulated sugar and press with a
decorative cookie press or with the bottom of a glass.
***For chocolate frosting, don't
decorate cookies before baking but immediately as they come out of the
oven, place a few chocolate chips on top of the cookies, wait until the
chips melt and then spread around to "ice" the top of the cookie. You
can then add decorations to the top of the chocolate. I like to use the
Ghiradelli 60% cocoa chips.
Serving size: 1 serving
Percent daily values based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.
The following ingredients were not linked to the ingredient database and were not included in the nutrition information: