Blogmas Day Nineteen

‘Allo Sweets! 

    So I just recovered from a very nasty cold so we are skipping the last two days. Because all I did was sleep and medicate myself. Today though was very productive! I baked cookies! For the family and a work pitch in tomorrow. Plus I plan on making a few more kinds. Seriously so in the mood to bake. Not gonna lie I’m ready to nonstop bake until the first. Below though we are gonna discuss how to make sugar cookies in all their beauty.

                                Sugar Cookies

First let’s round up our ingredients:

  1.  1.5 cups sugar
  2. 1 cup shortening
  3. 4 cups flour
  4. 3 eggs
  5. .5 a tsp vanilla
  6. 1tsp baking soda dissolved in 1tbsp warm water
  7. .5 a tsp saltsalt 

Also grab a bowl and a few measuring utensils. 

First you cream together the shortening and sugar. Until smooth and fluffy (I just mix until it looks well incorporated).

Next beat the eggs together and then add them to the sugar mixture. Then add the salt and vanilla. Followed by the baking soda dissolved in water. Stir all together making sure its mixed together well.

The final step of the batter part is to add in the flour. Which I add a cup at a time because you don’t want to over flour it. If you over flour it your dough falls apart and can’t be rolled out for cookies. 

Next pick out your shapes and lay down some parchment paper. Lightly flour your surface and rolling pin. Divide up the dough and roll it out, now this is the part I’m still working on. A consistent thickness. 

After you cut out your shapes it’s time to load up your baking tray. Using medium shaped sizes I can get about 50 cookies per batch. Each tray full takes 10 minutes to bake. Let them cool and they are ready to ice. Or eat! 

Enjoy! Yours, Jel

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