Homemade Sugar Cookies
2 Sticks Butter
1 Cup Crisco
2 Cups Sugar
6 Cups Flour
2 Tsp Baking Powder
2 Tsp Baking Soda
1 Tsp Salt (Non Iodized)
1 Tbsp. 100% Vanilla Extract
Preheat oven to 350
Combine Butter, Crisco, Eggs and sugar until well creamed together.
Add in the baking powder, soda, salt and vanilla, Mix well.
Add flour and mix until all moistened.
Grease the cookie sheets or use parchment paper.
Use teaspoon to lay the dough on the cookie sheets, using the back of the spoon to round out / push down slightly.
Bake at 350 for 8 minutes.
This will make about 6-8 dozen depending on the size of the cookies that you make.
Remove the cookies from the oven, put on a cooling rack. You can decorate with sprinkled / colored sugar or homemade glaze. Allow to cool then remove from the baking sheets
You can cut the recipe in half or take your leftover dough and roll it in wax paper then put in freezer bag to store it in the freezer to use at a later time. I put mine into two separate cylinder shapes - think of the Pillsbury Cookie doughs in the refrigerated section of your store - but for a lot LESS Money.
Now next time I want to make some cookies or I am surprised with "I need to take some snacks into school tomorrow" all I have to do is pull them out of the freezer thaw for about a 1/2 hour, cut in 1/2 inch discs and put on my cookie sheets, bake at 350 for 8 minutes. WaLAAA! I will be a hero without the stress ;0)
And THAT is a change we can all live with!