Festive Sugar Cookies Recipe


Ethel’s Sugar Cookies

  1. Mix thoroughly:

  • ¾ cup soft shortening (part butter)

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • ½ tsp, flavoring (vanilla or lemon or a combination)

2. Sift together and stir in:

  • 2 ½ cups flour

  • 1 tsp. baking powder

  • 1 tsp. Salt

3. Chill for at least 1 hour

4. Roll out ⅛” thick and cut into shapes.

5. Bake 6-8 minutes at 400 degrees

6. Amount: 4 doz. 3” cookies


Sweet Sugarbelle Royal Icing Recipe


Ingredients:

  • 1 pound confectioner’s sugar

  • 3 tablespoons meringue powder

  • 1½ teaspoons oil-free vanilla extract

  • ½ cup warm water


Directions:

  1. Mix vanilla with ¼ cup of warm water

  2. Use a mixer to combine dry ingredients

  3. Using a mixer on low setting, mix dry ingredients with the water/vanilla mixture, slowly adding it in

  4. Continue mixing and slowly add remaining ¼ cup water one teaspoon at a time until icing reaches a thick, honey-like consistency (whole cup may not be used)

  5. Mix on medium-high for 2-4 minutes until thick and fluffy icing with medium-soft peaks.

  6. Amount: enough to frost 24-36 cookies


Recipe courtesy of: Betty Crocker's Picture Cookbook (1956)

Photos by: Melissa Zurla


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