Not Your Mama's Sugar Cookie

Terry Brooks

By
@Terrykb11

Received this recipe from a friend 37 years ago. I have tweaked it a little, now it's my husband and son's favorite Christmas cookie.

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Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1 c
sugar
1/2 c
shortening
1
egg
1/2 c
milk
1 tsp
anise extract
1 Tbsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
salt
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
3 c
all purpose flour
2 Tbsp
butter, cold
1/4 c
milk
3 c
powdered sugar
2 tsp
anise extract
2 tsp
pure vanilla extract

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Then cream together sugar and shortening til fluffy. Add egg, milk, vanilla, & anise. Set Aside
2In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder, & salt.
3Add flour mixture to creamed mixture. Mix well.
4Roll out to 1/4" thickness. Use cookie cutters and place on cookie sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 7-8 min. Frost when cool.
5For Frosting: Melt together the 2 T butter, & 1/4 C milk, then add the 3 C powdered sugar and
2 t.anise and 2 t. vanilla. Beat together til creamy. Frost cookies quickly and use colored sprinkles.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American