Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The best Sugar Cookie Recipe

If you need to bake one more batch of Christmas cookies, this is THE BEST sugar cookie ever!  This recipe was given to my mom from her mom, and of course from her mom... 

My gift to you:

Sugar Drop Cookies
     1 cup buttermilk
     1 tsp. baking soda
     2 cups sugar
     1/2 cup butter or margarine
     1/2 cup Crisco
     1 tsp. vanilla
     3 eggs
     4 cups flour
     1 tsp. baking powder
     Nuts, "sprinkles" - optional

     Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
     Mix baking soda into buttermilk.  In a large mixing bowl, cream sugar, butter, Crisco, vanilla, and eggs with buttermilk mixture. Then add flour and baking powder. Mix on low with mixer until smooth.  Drop by teaspoon full on prepared cookie sheet.  Sprinkle with colorful sugar, chocolate sprinkles, or top with 1/2 pecan.
Bake for about 10 minutes or until cookie is just turning golden brown.  Cool on a wire rack.

Leave some of these out (with a glass of milk) for Santa on Christmas Eve!

Everyone at Pheasant Field Bed & Breakfast wishes you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, healthy, prosperous New Year!  To quote Tiny Tim: "God bless us - everyone!"

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