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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Aunt Georgia's Sugar Cookies

 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 these cookies.

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 on top.

 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.

1 cup 
oil, ( canola , olive, etc.)
2 sticks 
1 tsp 
baking soda
1 tsp 
cream of tartar
1 tsp 
1 cup 
1 cup 
powdered sugar
4 cup 
1 tsp 
1 tsp 
lemon juice
1 cup 
powdered sugar for rolling dough

1 Cream oil, butter, and eggs.
2 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.
3 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.
4 ** 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.
5 ***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.

Servings: 60

 Nutrition Facts
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:
powdered sugar for rolling dough

Amount Per Serving

Calories From Fat (54%)

% Daily Value
Total Fat 6.80g
Saturated Fat 2.22g
Cholesterol 11.02mg
Sodium 82.73mg
Potassium 18.39mg
Carbohydrates 11.76g
Dietary Fiber 0.23g
Sugar 5.35g

Sugar Alcohols 0.00g

Net Carbohydrates 11.53g

Protein 1.00g

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