Playing along with Candid Carrie today, and her Friday Foto Fiesta Finish!
Aunt Julie's *Recipe Week* is almost over, and what have we learned? A little of this, a smidge of that, and a whole lotta Kitchen-Friendly Concoctions! Two more days to go, but we're getting ahead of ourselves. Let's see what's cookin' today!
We've told you before that we're quite a tight-knit family. The Holidays, especially, bring out the best in all of us, but we're open to a celebration any old time! Treats that both Aunt Julie and I cherish, and bake year-round, are Grandma Vera's Sugar Cookies.
It's simple, really. The entire Pop'rs Clan enjoys life! And what symbolizes more of a sweet occasion than the All-American Sugar Cookie?
Julie, of course, has baked these yummy cookies--with or without frosting, depending on one's mood--all her life, because this recipe was handed down to her by her Mom, my MIL, Grandma Vera. Vera is Grandmother to all The Pop'rs Cousins. And in her hey day, she was known to turn out literally hundreds of Sugar Cookies at a time for all The Gang to enjoy!
We bake these Sweet Treats, of course, at Christmas. We also bake them for birthdays, anniversaries and just to celebrate the advent of summer vacation. Sugar cookies are an all-purpose dessert, and, in our family, can also substitute for breakfast, lunch and dinner! They're easy to make, and this recipe feeds everyone infected with a Sweet Tooth. So, let's get to it!
Grandma Vera's Cutout Sugar Cookies
For the cookies
1.5 cups of sugar
1 cup butter
1 Tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup whipping cream
Sift together, then add gradually:
4 cups flour
1 Tsp. baking soda
1 Tsp. baking powder
1/2 Tsp. salt
1/2 Tsp. nutmeg
Roll the dough out and cut the cookies in fun shapes, according to the occasion. Bake each batch at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool before you frost them!
For the frosting
3 cups powdered sugar
1/2 stick butter
whipping cream-you have to add gradually as you beat the other ingredients, until you get the consistency of frosting.
vanilla, to taste
Frost the cookies, and enjoy!
PS: Moker, who also grew up eating these treats, likes to lick the spoon after I finish making the frosting!