|It is Still February and Still Snowing!|
|Carolyn's Sugar Cookies and Hoping for Spring!|
Makes Several Dozen
Bake at 350 F for 8-10 minutes
1/2 cup melted shortening
3/4 cup sugar (I used lavender sugar.)
1 t. vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1 t. cream of tartar
Mix together shortening and sugar. Add eggs and cream well. Add vanilla. Mix in dry ingredients. Chill. (I chilled my dough for about an hour.) (I rolled out my dough between two sheets of plastic wrap.) Cut into desired shapes. (I got better at rolling out the dough in the later stages and my cookies at the end were thinner and crispier which The Herbal Husband enjoyed.) I like mine thicker and softer as I remembered Carolyn made hers.
Here are the variations given:
Chocolate--add 2 squares melted unsweetened chocolate after the eggs.
Butterscotch--substitute 2/3 cup brown sugar for the granulated.
Coconut--add 1 cup moist, shredded coconut.
Filled--put together in pairs before baking with 1 t. jam, jelly or raisin filling; press edges together with fork and bake at 375 F. for 12-15 minutes.
Lemon--add 3/4 t. lemon juice and 2-3 t. lemon rind instead of vanilla.
Nut--add 1 cup finely chopped nuts.
Orange--substitute 1-1/2 t. orange juice and 2 T. grated orange rind for vanilla
Spice--add 1/2 t. cinnamon, 1/4 t. mace and 1/4 t. nutmeg.
As I have said before cookies are a very dangerous food group for me and The Herbal Husband! Hope you are enjoying your Sunday! Weekends are going fast around here. Talk to you later.