Friday, February 11, 2011

Soft Sugar Cookies, and a Valentine

Yesterday, I got in a baking mood again (my favorite thing to do actually) and made these soft sugar old can either put a raisin on the top, sprinkle sugar on them or if you are ambitious, frost them with butter frosting...I like drop cooky recipes.. many times I don't have the patience to roll and cut..go figure, as I collect vintage cooky cutters.....

Soft Sugar Cookies

3/4 cup shortening
1 1/2 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 t. vanilla
3 cups flour
2 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1 cup buttermilk

in a mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Cover and refrigerate for two hours (the dough will be very soft) Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 " apart onto a ungreased cooky sheet. Place a raisin in the center of each one. Bake at 375 for 8 - 11 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. This made about 4 dozen...

These make big soft cookies, not too sweet and are great with tea or coffee......

As Valentines day is fast approaching...thought I'd share some of my vintage Valentine postcards..I have a large album of them....


Tomorrow I will be drawing a name for the General Foods cereal giveaway...if you haven't signed up, there is still time!