Five Days of Cookies!!
It’s the final day for the Five Days of Cookies! While not all the cookie recipes came before Christmas, you always need some extra cookies to make before New Years Eve!! And these put the icing on the cake! And this Old Fashioned Sugar Cookie is perfectly tender and light, with the perfect balance of flavors!!
But ok….I have a confession……I had to use the ONE ingredient I vowed to NEVER use in any of my recipes….
Yes, these cookies called for vegetable shortening that is loaded with gobs and gobs of trans fat (the devil). But I have to admit, the shortening makes all the difference in the world. I really don’t think these cookies would be the same by replacing the shortening with butter…just not the same. So eating these cookies once a year is perfectly acceptable right?! Right! Everything in moderation is what I always say!
I hope you have enjoyed the Five Days of Cookies!! I had so much fun coming up with different recipes and flavor combinations for my 5 holiday cookies. You always need cookies in December….so make these today.
Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies
Adapted from Vintage Betty Crocker
- 1.33 cups vegetable shortening
- 1.5 cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 8 teaspoons milk
- 4 cups sifted all purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 0.5 teaspoons salt
- 2.25 cups powdered sugar
- 3 tablespoons soft butter
- 2.5 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 – 4 tablespoons warm water