North American: Sugar Cookies

December 24, 2008 at 11:43 am 3 comments

I thought I could count on Pillsbury this last weekend when we had a Christmas party at our house. I bought the sugar cookie package, followed the directions, and ended up with a big pile of sugar-cookie-flavored slop. So, twenty minutes before the party began, I sent Jeff to the store for a bag of flour, and I got out my mom’s old recipe. She saved the day! Plus, guest got to help with the baking as well as the decorating. They enjoyed getting their hands dirty.

These cookies are one of my favorite parts about Christmas.

2 cups sugar
1 cup margarine
2 eggs
milk
1 tsp vanilla
2 TBSP hot water
1 tsp baking soda
4-5 cups flour

1. Cream together the sugar and margarine.
2. Beat the two eggs in a liquid measuring cup. Add enough milk to make 1 cup. Add the milk and eggs to the sugar and margarine mixture.
3. Stir in the vanilla.
4. In a small bowl, pour the hot water over the baking soda and stir. Add to the mixture.
5. Stir in the flour, bit by bit, until the dough becomes thick enough to roll out.
6. Roll out, use your cookie cutters, and bake on a greased cookie sheet for 7-8 minutes at 375 degrees.
7. Cool the cookies on a rack, then decorate like crazy.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. CëRïSë  |  December 24, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    “Decorate like crazy” makes me smile!

    Reply
  • 2. j.tome  |  December 31, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    I think I just had one of those for supper. THANK YOU.

    Reply
  • 3. The International Chef of Mystery  |  January 2, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    You’re right, Emily! That was one of the cookies from my party. We decorated the rest of them at my parents’ house the night before we came over to your parents’ house.In the crowd, I missed visiting with you on Saturday. I hope everything is going well for you guys. It was good to be home, eh?

    Reply

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