I love holidays, they give me an excuse to make special baked goods. Although I’ve come to realize something, I am no decorator in fact I struggle a lot. I have a vision in my head yet can’t seem to actually create what I envision.
For those who love to bake and decorate their dessert creations, Crisco is launching a new online resource, Cookie Central. All it takes is a few clicks to solve any cookie-related woe. In my case how to create and spread a frosting. There are great features, such as Cookie of the Day,can sustain a devoted baker year round while novice bakers will quickly feel at ease after watching the sites instructional videos. The website also provides a simple homemade cookie recipe mix that can be used for more than a dozen different types of cookies.
I’ve always wanted to try my own sugar cookies and while I’ve made a lot of different types I’ve never actually attempted making my own sugar cookies and frosting. Crisco sent us a special cookie baking kit to create these Easter treats and you can try your own too. There are so many delicious cookie recipes!
What You’ll Need:
- 1 cup CriscoÂ® Butter Shortening
- OR 1 stick CriscoÂ® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening Sticks
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 cups Pillsbury BESTÂ® All Purpose Flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
- 1 teaspoon salt
How To Do It:
COMBINE shortening, granulated sugar and brown sugar in large bowl; beat at medium speed until well blended. Add milk. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla.
COMBINE flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt in separate large bowl. Mix into shortening mixture until well blended. Chill 1 hour.
HEAT oven to 350Â°F.
ROLL out 1â„3 of dough at a time to about 1â„4-inch thickness on floured surface. Cut out with cookie cutters. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
Sprinkle with colored sugars and decors or leave plain and frost when cooled.
According to the Crisco® National Cookie Survey, Half of American adults fessed up to being the first to succumb to their sweet tooth. That is, unless they have children at home, in which case adults are more likely to say their child takes the first bite (40%) rather than themselves (33%) for being the first to reach into the cookie jar. I have to say, I agree!