I never write this recipe down, so I am blogging it this year so I don't have to call my mom or Grandma next year for it. If you haven't made cookies yet and are looking for a delicious recipe, this has been in the family for years and the cookies have a great texture to them.
Combine and mix into mixer:
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 cup margarine, softened (2 sticks, I use Imperial)
Add to mixture:
4 whipped eggs (whip them all together, then add)
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
Should look like this:
Mix following dry ingredients together in separate mixture, then add to wet mixture:
5 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
Finished dough should be a little sticky and look something like this:
Cool dough in fridge for 2 hours. In the meantime, enjoy the fruits of your labor.
Flour countertop, roll out thin, and use Christmas cookie cutters to make shapes. Bake at 375 degrees for 6-7 minutes.
For frosting, I use the good ole' fashioned Betty Crocker recipe for Vanilla Butter Frosting:
1/3 cup softened margarine
3 cups confectioner's sugar
2 T. milk
Blend butter and sugar. Stir in vanilla and milk. Beat until smooth and of spreading consistency, about 3-4 minutes.
We dyed our frosting yellow, blue, red, green, and purple this year. Josiah had fun helping make a mess and eating cookies while Daddy and I frosted and decorated (and ate a couple ourselves!)
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