Sunday, May 10, 2009

I Love My Kitchen Aid! My Favorite Sugar Cookie Recipe

I love my Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer.

I earned it by kissing a dog...a Basset Hound to be exact.

My husband's boss had a Christmas party years ago. There were a number of ways to get points to bid on prizes with. The only game I could do was the one where you picked a straw and if it was the right one, you got to kiss the dog and get points! Crazy! I figured out which one it was and kissed him every time I went through the line. He did not kiss back! I really wanted that Kitchen Aid!

Now, for one of my favorite cookie recipes. I've been making this recipe since I was about 9 years old. I like it because I can make it when I have "nothing" in the kitchen.

Sparkling Sugar Cookies

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Beat together:
1/2 cup shortening I use butter now instead of shortening.
1 cup sugar
Blend in:
1 egg
2 T milk
Stir together in another bowl:
2 c flour
1 t baking powder
1/2 salt
1/2 t baking soda
Lightly spray baking sheet. (I didn't always do this.)
Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients.
Drop by teaspoonfuls about 2" apart.
Butter bottom of glass, dip in sugar, and press on dough.
Bake 6-8 minutes.
Cool on a wire rack. Makes 2-3 dozen.

Alternate idea...make balls and roll in a little sugar.
Simple enough for a child to make... delicious enough for a grown-up to love.

For Best Results: Serve with milk or lemonade.


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  1. Happy Mother's Day a day late Laura! You are so lucky to have a kitchen aid. That is my dream machine!!

  2. I love sugar cookies, thank you for sharing at the Tuesday's With a Twist Link UP. Please join us again next week, maybe with another great recipe, wink, wink.

  3. I love sugar cookies! They tend to disappear FAST around here.
    Thanks for sharing at Tuesdays with a Twist!!!

  4. LOL, I had to look twice when I saw the title of your post! I thought, wow there better be a good reason to kiss a dog for just was! I would have kiss it too! Thanks for sharing at the Fluster Buster Party, sugar cookies taste even better with a great story behind them. Lizy your party co host

  5. Hi Lizbeth,
    I thought it would catch some attention!


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