Favorite Rolled Sugar Cookies

MERRY CHRISTMAS!  It just wouldn’t seem like Christmas without a day when we mess up the kitchen with frosting and sprinkles.  This is our favorite rolled sugar cookies recipe.  It comes from the good ol’ Better Homes and Gardens red plaid cookbook I received when I got married 26 years ago.  I couldn’t find this recipe on their website, maybe they think they have a better recipe now, but we think this is a keeper.

2 cups flour
1½ tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
6 Tbl butter, softened
1/3 cup shortening
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 Tbl milk
1 tsp vanilla

Stir together flour, baking powder, and salt, set aside.  Cream butter, shortening, and sugar with electric mixer.  Mix in egg, milk, and vanilla.  Add dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.  Cover and chill at least 3 hours.  Preheat oven to 375°.  Working with 1/2 of dough at a time, on lightly floured surface roll to desired thickness (1/8″ to 1/4″).  Cut desired shapes, place on ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake for 8 minutes or until edges barely start to turn golden.  Frost with buttercream frosting.  Makes 36 to 48 cookies, depending on size.

Buttercream Frosting:
1/2 cup butter, softened
2½ cups powdered sugar
2 tsp vanilla
3 T milk

Whip all ingredients together with electric mixer to creamy spreading consistency.

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