Tuesday, November 16, 2021



I attend a Bible Class for Seniors each week and frankly am glad to have this opportunity to "unload" a lot of calories.  I love to bake so this gives me a place to try things out and keep learning.

I tend to write short recipes without details because I figure if someone is going to bake
something I post - they probably already have a basic understanding of baking:

Click and follow the link to Taste of Home

I think Sugar Cookies are required to
deal with life:  I suggest you always 
keep an assortment of seasonal cookie
cutters on hand for EVERY season!

Age old tried and true recipe for
Sugar Cookies:
You will need 1 cup butter, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 ½ cups sugar, 3 eggs, 3 ½ cups sifted flour, 2 tsp cream of tartar ½ tsp baking soda if using icing (1 tsp if not using icing) ½ tsp salt

This makes about 36-40 medium sized cookies

Use a kitchen aid to mix dry ingredients – if not a big bowl and a mixer works too.  In a separate bowl cream the butter, vanilla, sugar, eggs together and ad this a little at a time to the dry mix.  Some people refrigerate their dough now – I just keep going.  Using a floured surface – roll out to about ½” and cut dough with cutters.  Bake at 375 degrees for about 8 minutes (less if convection)

Decorate when cool Icing:  Mix together 2 cups confectioners sugar, 2 egg whites, food coloring if desired – can be messy!


Mrs.T said...

Such a fun post, Bernideen! I love the thought that if we have the basic ingredients on hand, we have our own bakery! We will be baking pies for Thanksgiving next week -- and before you know it, it'll be time to start the Christmas cookies. My hubby and I are currently on a sugar fast, but it's ending the day before Thanksgiving!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

It all looks delicious! I've not been cooking or baking since moving to the Midwest, but longing to bake so I may try out your recipes.

Ginger Shaffer said...

Hi Bernideen, the cookies look so yummy! I have never iced a cookie before so I am going to try doing that this time with your recipe. It's really cold today and the fire is going strong. Perfect time for baking! Love you, Ginger Shaffer

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Thanks for the recipes, Bernideen. I think I get more pleasure from baking and sharing than eating the goodies. I’ve started baking and freezing already.