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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Cookies for Tigers

I found a recipe on line for those big bland sugar cookies from the grocery store. These are not bland, I added some flavoring to them. They are good. The recipe makes 3 1/2 dozen I had 1 dozen left after the first den meeting of Tiger Scouts. 

1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon princess emulsion or almond extract
1 cup milk
6 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon nutmeg

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and flavoring.  Mix flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg in a separate bowl.  Add alternately with milk. Starting and ending with the flour.
Refrigerate at least one hour or over night
Preheat oven to 350

Roll out dough a little thicker than normal sugar cookies, a little over a quarter inch thick.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until bottoms are a little brown. The tops will stay really white. 

When cool ice with a butter cream frosting.  They are soft, but with a little flavor. !

Easy Butter Cream

 6 tablespoons butter, softened
4 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
5 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon salt

Cream butter, add powdered sugar, sifted with the salt.  Add enough milk to make of spreading consistency. Add any coloring you wish.  Beat until smooth.
You could use juice instead of the milk, and add some grated peel too. 

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