Saturday, October 30, 2010

Roll Out Cookies

I absolutely love these cookies. Our family does not call them sugar cookies like most families do, we call them Roll Out cookies because, you know, you roll them out. My mother who was a wonderful cook gave me this recipe and she got it from her mother who got it from her mother. Yep, it's been in our family for generations. I claim it! It's mine and few dozen other family members. We are glad to share but just remember, they are Roll Out cookies NOT sugar cookies:)

This dough is so easy to work with and so yummy. If you are a dough eater, try something. For some reason, the dough that has not been rolled out tastes different than the dough that has been worked. Try it and see if it's in my head or not. The rolled dough is sweeter!

Roll out the dough not too thick but not too thin. I usually roll them a little thinner than a quarter inch-give or take!

These cookies are wonderful anytime of year but I have to say that frosted orange as a jack-o-lantern or green as a Christmas tree makes them taste best of all!

The recipe says to bake for 7 minutes. I adjusted the recipe to that time because if you bake them too long, they are just hard. Depending on your oven you might need to adjust the time too. I bake them so they look not browned on top and sides and barely brown on the bottom. What ever your oven bakes like, DO NOT overbake!!!:)

These cookies are fun for fat little hands and fingers to decorate. The best part is licking the knife with the frosting on.


These cookies are just about the best thing I have ever eaten. They make any and all holidays special. We all love them and I think after you try them you will love them too. Happy Halloween!!!

Roll Out Cookies

1 cup shortening 7 cups flour
2 cups sugar 2 tsp. soda
2 eggs 4 tsp. baking powder
1 cup milk 2 tsp salt
2 tsp. vanilla

Cream the shortening and sugar together and then add eggs one at a time beating well after each. Add the milk alternately with the dry ingredients stirring that last 3 cups of flour into the dough with a spoon. Roll out and cut into shapes. Bake at 350* for 7 minutes. Do Not Over bake. Frost and enjoy!

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