Saturday, December 8, 2007

Sugar Cookies and Vanilla Butter Frosting

A fast recipe (for a sugar cookie) that is really soft and chewy!

3 1/4 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. butter
1 c. sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. sour cream

You all know about combining the liquids and the solids....
Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes. Makes about 2 dozen so I usually double or triple the recipe.

Vanilla Butter Frosting

I think this is from my Betty Crocker cookbook. I always have it out of the binder and into my most commonly used recipes binder.

1/3 c. soft butter
3 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
About 2 Tbsp. milk (I always put in more until it's a good consistency)

Blend butter and sugar. Stir in vanilla and milk; beat until frosting is smooth and of spreading consistency.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Graham Cracker Cookies

This is one of my families favorite holiday cookies and they are SUPER easy. They are best baked in a metal pan but glass works fine - just cook them a little longer.

16 graham crackers (about 2 cups) finely ground in food processor or blender
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Mix ingredients well in bowl. Press batter into a 9x9 reall well greased and floured pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 - 30 minutes. Cool in pan. Invert pan onto large cutting board sprinkled with powdered sugar. Cut into squares and roll in powdered sugar.