MagPad Dinner Table

MagPad Dinner Table

Monday, February 9, 2009

Sugar Cookies and Buttercream Fosting

Sugar Cookies

3/4cups shortening
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla or ½ tsp lemon extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt

Mix thoroughly shortening, sugar, eggs, and flavoring. Blend in flour, baking powder and salt. Cover; chill at least 1 hour.

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Roll dough 1/8 inch thick on lightly floured board. Cut into desired shapes. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until very light brown.

Vanilla Butter Frosting

1/3 cup soft butter or margarine
3 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
About 2 tablespoons milk

Blend butter and sugar. Stir in vanilla and milk. Beat until frosting is smooth and of spreading consistency.

It is a Magnusson family tradition to make sugar cookies during the holidays. ie: heart shaped cookie cutter for Valentine's day.

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