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Welcome to my Sustainable addiction! I am a DIY addict, Wife, Mother and Grandmother.  I enjoy sharing my all natural recipes, cooking, cleaning, personal hygiene items, gardening and all things sustainable including my farming.  
We are a family owned, woman run small farm located near the Edisto River in Dorchester County SC.
Our farming operation consists of poultry, quail, eggs, dairy and meat goats. You can buy from us with confidence as we hold a permit from SC to sell Poultry and are also licensed as a Wholesale Egg Distributor.
Through our farming practices we provide for our community a variety of Poultry breeds, Heavy dual purpose birds, exotic and ornamental chickens as well as Cortunix Quail that are heat tolerant for our hot SC Summers. 

Whether you are looking for Farm Fresh Eggs, Fertile eggs for hatching (Chicken and Quail), hatchlings, grown birds or Dairy and Meat Goats (seasonal births) we have a large selection of beautiful animals.  
We also have Dairy Goats and kids. Current 2017 births so far are 5 kids Nubian / Alpine Saneen cross and 2 Nubian / Toggenburg Cross.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Homemade Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies are a great take to school snack for those classroom parties. They are quick to put together, they can be iced with different flavorings / colors and they do not have the Chocolate or Nuts that some children may be sensitive to. You just have to remember to make extra's because they are sure to get ate up BEFORE the next morning!

Homemade Sugar Cookies

2 Sticks Butter
1 Cup Crisco
2 Cups Sugar
2 Eggs
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!