Let's be honest, the best thing about the holidays are the cookies. Throughout the rest of the year, we actually don't like the same type of cookies (Clark prefers chocolate chip and Andrew a PLAIN Oatmeal).
This month though, we both LOVE our Mom's sugar cookies. Clark's mom makes a shortbread style, that gets rolled in sugar (literally covered!) and Andrew's mom makes frosted cut-outs that compliment every meal (and all snacks too).
We're including their recipes here (with pics!). Send us your pics and recipes too, we'd love to be a part of your traditions.
Have a wonderful Holiday Season,
Clark & Andrew (Hamilton & Adams)
- 1lb margarine
- 1C sugar
- 4C sifted flour
- 1/2 tsp. Almond extract
- 1 tsp. Vanilla extract
Mix all ingredients together. Roll in refrigerator rolls, about 4, and then roll in red or green sugar crystals. Cool in refrigerator for 1-2 hours. Remove and slice to desired thickness. Bake at 350 degrees, watching closely as to not burn.
Frosted Cut Outs:
- 1C shortening
- 2C sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1T. Milk
- 2 tsp. Vanilla extract
- 4C flour
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. baking powder
Cream together the shortening, sugar, eggs milk and vanilla. Combine the dry ingredients in a separate bowl, then slowly combine. Chill dough for 1 hour. Roll out to desired thickness, cut our with your favorite shapes and bakes at 350 degrees until lightly browned. Frost and decorate to the best of your abilities!