Sunday, April 4, 2010

Sunshine Sugar Cookies .....these iced sugar cookies are a long time family favorite! Bake some today.

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup Crisco shortening
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
21/2 cups all- purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350. In a medium bowl, combine well the flour, soda and salt. Set dry ingredients aside. In a large mixing bowl cream butter, shortening and sugar at medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extract. At low speed, gradually add dry ingredients into the creamed mixture.
Drop cookie dough, by rounded tablespoons 2 inches apart, onto an ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten dough with the bottom of a glass dipped into flour. Bake at 350 for 10 to 12 minutes or until the edges are lightly brown. Cool slightly, transfer cookies to wire cooling racks and spread icing on warm cookies. Let the icing dry.

2 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1/4 teaspoon yellow food coloring

Combine powdered sugar, milk and food coloring in a small bowl, until well blended.