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Sugar Cookie Recipe

Sugar Cookies are special treats for holidays.

Ready for serving and eating.

Shamrock Sugar Cookie Recipe

To add a special flare to a holiday it is fun to have special Sugar Cookies Recipe to highlight the day, especially if you have children.  I missed February with red hearts Sugar Cookies, so I tried for March with the green Shamrocks.

A perfectly cut shamrock for coloring.

A perfectly cut shamrock for coloring.

Since my children are out of state and my grand-girls do not live nearby, I am not as prone to make the rolled cookies.  We are kids at heart, so my husband and I enjoyed every Shamrock Sugar Cookie.  

Thanks to Betty Crocker for this Sugar Cookie recipe.

See the How-to  Make Sugar Cookies, a blog in pictures.

Sugar Cookie Recipe
 
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A Sugar Cookie recipe to make for any holiday with a cookie cutter and iced with an easy creamy icing.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 5 dozen
Ingredients
  • COOKIE DOUGH
  • 1½ cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon almond flavoring
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • CREAMY ICING
  • 1 cup sifted confectioners' sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla (or almond, peppermint, coconut or lemon)
  • 1½ tablespoon cream or 1 tablespoon of water
  • food coloring
Instructions
  1. COOKIES
  2. In mixing bowl, cream sugar and butter.
  3. Add egg and flavorings, mix thoroughly.
  4. In smaller bowl, measure the flour, soda and cream of tartar together, whisk or sift.
  5. Blend in the dry ingredients.
  6. Refrigerate 2-3 hours.
  7. Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  8. Divide dough in half and roll 3/16-inch thick on lightly floured pastry cloth.
  9. Cut with cookie cutter or cut shapes with a knife.
  10. Sprinkle with sugar.
  11. Place on lightly greased baking sheet or on pans lined with parchment paper.
  12. Bake 7 to 8 minutes or delicately golden.
  13. Makes 5 dozen 2 to 2½ inch cookies.
  14. CREAMY ICING
  15. Blend sugar, salt, flavoring (try almond, peppermint, coconut or lemon)
  16. Add cream to make it easy to spread.
  17. Tint with a few drops of food coloring.
  18. Spread on cookies with spatula or pastry brush.
  19. Makes icing for 3 to 5 dozen cookies, depending on size.
Notes
Mary's Sugar Cookie Recipe from Betty Crocker's Cooky Book. 1971.....Julia Ann and cookbookinabox® in partnership with Netta Belle’s Choice® Spices, bring
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Grand Canyon Hermit Cookies

 Grand Canyon Hermit Cookies

Grand Canyon Hermit Cookies
 
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A soft spicey molasses cookie filled with walnuts and raisins. Originally called a tea cake. First published in an 1877 Portland, Maine cookbook.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 60
Ingredients
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon Netta Belle's Choice Sea Salt
  • 1¼ teaspoon soda
  • 1¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1¼ teaspoon clove
  • ¾ teaspoon ginger
  • ⅓ cup molasses
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 4 eggs, beaten (save ½ egg)
  • 1¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1½ cup raisins
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Grease or line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Mix the first 6 dry ingredients together; whisk to blend.
  4. Measure the molasses and water together.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, combine shortening and sugars; cream until fluffy.
  6. Reserve ½ egg; add the remainder of eggs to sugars, beat to blend.
  7. Alternate adding the dry ingredients and liquids, beating after each addition.
  8. Stir in walnuts and raisins until mixed evenly.
  9. Drop by tablespoonful on the cookie sheet.
  10. Brush tops with egg.
  11. Add pinch of white sugar on top of each cookie.
  12. Bake 12 to 15 minutes
Notes
These can be made into a bar cookie. Cut when warm and store to soften.
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Grand Canyon Hermit Cookies

Grand Canyon Hermit Cookies

The Grand Canyon is a special spot our family likes to visit.  There is a fun train excursion from Williams, Arizona up to the Grand Canyon.  Certainly family oriented.  It is a must see place to visit each time we go to Arizona.  It is fun to walk around the El Tovar Lodge on the south rim, visit the shops and see the elk, ride the bus to lookout points over the Canyon and breathe the western air.  I like the the southwest. Now what does that have to do with cookies?  I remembered a cookbook I got at a used bookstore in Flagstaff,  The Grand Canyon Pioneers Society Cook Book, 1988 edition.  Gale Burak baked Gale’s Hermit Cookies to take to the Grand Canyon Ranger Stations.  I have renamed them Grand Canyon Hermit Cookies and bake them as a drop cookie.

South Rim of the Grand Canyon

South Rim of the Grand Can \

                Enjoy the old fashioned flavor of Grand Canyon Hermit Cookies.

Netta Belle's Choice Sea Salt: Purified, Granular White Crystalline Pacific Ocean Salt

Netta Belle’s Choice Sea Salt: Purified, Granular White Crystalline Pacific Ocean Salt

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