Not Your Mama's Sugar Cookie

Terry Brooks

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@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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Then cream together sugar and shortening til fluffy. Add egg, milk, vanilla, & anise. Set Aside
2
In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder, & salt.
3
Add flour mixture to creamed mixture. Mix well.
4
Roll out to 1/4" thickness. Use cookie cutters and place on cookie sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 7-8 min. Frost when cool.
5
For 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