I have a weird confession. I am a real snob about certain favorite foods of mine….namely sushi, and sugar cookies. Random right? Let me explain:
I’m just not okay choking down boring, flavorless, dry sushi, or sugar cookies! All sugar cookies use the same basic ingredients, and all sushi rolls uses the same basic ingredients, but depending on the recipe/who makes them they can be fantastic or totally boring!
There’s nothing worse than biting into a hard, dry and flaky sugar cookie! It’s a very personal thing but for me, sugar cookies absolutely have to be super soft, light, and covered in yummy frosting!
My mom used to help my sister and I make these every Valentines Day for our friends at school. It was definitely our most popular day of the school year 🙂
Somebody please tip my husband that he can forget the flowers and chocolate this year— all I want is a batch of these amazing cookies!
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Yields 2 dozen cookies
- 2/3 cup Shortening
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 3 cups flour
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. salt
For the Frosting:
- 1/2 cup butter
- 4 cups powdered sugar (more or less depending on how thick you want your frosting)
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup evaporated milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium size bowl, cream together shortening and sugar. Add eggs, milk, and vanilla.
For the frosting, combine all ingredients in a large bowl and blend well until smooth.