Monday, November 22, 2010

Agnes' Sugar Cookies

If you ever have a craving for a melt-in-your-mouth sugar cookie, this is the go-to recipe!!!!
I snapped a couple of pictures but please don't judge the cookie by the poor photography...

Our family is honored to call Agnes Hardy a dear friend and this sugar cookie recipe comes from her. She is of Norwegian heritage and we credit her for many good cookie recipes...her krumkake are to die for! She also provided us with a yummy slush recipe that hits the spot in the warm summer months. When our two daughters were young and we would, as a family, go to see Uncle Dayton and Aunt Agnes...treats were always available. The girls always giggled when allowed to have a sip or two of the slush (it contains apricot brandy). Oh the memories...Uncle Dayton has passed on but Aunt Agnes continues on and blesses us more than she realizes!

Sugar Cookies:

1 cup softened butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup oil
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups flour
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar

Cream the butter, sugars, and oil together well.
Add the eggs and vanilla, beat well.
Mix flour, soda, and cream of tartar; add to the butter mixture.
Chill dough.
Shape walnut-sized dough into balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet (I use parchment paper).
Press each cookie with a glass dipped in sugar...I use an antique miniature glass that has a beautiful cut glass shape on the bottom for pressing.

Bake for 9-12 minutes at 350 degrees.

These cookies absolutely melt in your mouth and try to eat just one...just try!

Many thanks to Agnes for sharing this recipe! We give thanks to her (and Dayton) for so many "things" but most importantly, their friendship!!!!

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