2/3 C. Shortening
3/4 C. Sugar
1 t. Vanilla
4 t. Milk
2 C. Sifted All Purpose Flour
11/2 t. Baking Powder
1/4 t. Salt
Cream Shortening and Sugar. Add Vanilla and cream some more. Add Egg; beat until light and fluffy. Stir in Milk. Sift together Flour, Baking Powder and Salt. Blend dry ingredients into creamed mixture. Divide dough in half and chill for 1 hour.
Roll 1/2 dough out on a lightly floured surface using a lightly floured rolling pin. Keep other 1/2 of dough chilled until you are ready to work with it. Cut shapes and bake on a greased cookie sheet at 375 degrees for 6-8 minutes. Cool cookies on a rack. Decorate when cool. I use a simple icing of powdered sugar, milk, and food coloring, making it thick enough so it does not run. Let colors dry between applications and use a toothpick for the details.
Last night I made some Creepmas cookies. I made reindeer, snowpeople and holiday pumpkins. Yummy, think I'll have those pumpkins right now with my coffee.
|Creepmas Pumpkins with holly|
|Snow witch, snow axe murder, snow victim|