Friday, January 6, 2012

Fluffy sugar cookies and frosting

I love fluffy sugar cookies that aren't too sweet... just perfectly delicious!

Here's how I do it! The trick to really fluffy cookies is... pureed beans. Yep, pretty crazy 'eh?  Well here's my recipe in case you're still curious!  You can make them without beans too if it's just too wild.

Serves 40 (2.5") ,  20 min-prep dough,  40 min-shape and cook 
1 c. sugar
¼  t. salt
1 c. shortening or butter  (I use 3/4 c. of pureed beans and 1/4 c. shortening or butter). 
1 t. baking soda
2 eggs
½ c. evaporated milk or cream
1 t. vanilla
3½ c. flour
1 t. cream of tartar

      Cream together sugar and shortening. Then add rest of ingredients. Mix with an electric mixer.  Roll  out dough ½” thick on a floured surface and cut out shapes with cookie cutters or roll into balls. 
Bake at 350ยบ for 10-12 minutes on a greased cookie sheet.

Serves 1 ¼ c., 5-10 min-prep
Beat until fluffy-

¼ c. margarine or butter

½ t. vanilla

1 egg white
Food coloring- optional
Beat in 2-3 c. powder sugar alternately with  2 T. evaporated milk added 1/2 T. at a time! 

Roll out 1/2-inch thick and cut shapes

Let cool on a rack before frosting.

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