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This is the same basic recipe that my Mom used all my growing up years. It is quite easy to make, with a few secrets to help make it even better. Be ...
Ingredients: 1 cup margarine (I used butter flavored shortening) 1 cup sugar 3 eggs 1 tsp. Mexican Vanilla (If you can’t go to Mexico to get the wonde...
Supplies: Mixer with mixing bowl (I have a Bosch bread Mixer with cookie paddles) Measuring cups Measuring spoons Strips of cardboard (wrapped in plas...
In your mixing bowl, cream the margarine and sugar. (Beat until the sugar is less gritty. About 5 minutes.) Beat in the eggs and vanilla.
Mix in the dry ingredients. (If you don’t have a stand mixer, use a wooden spoon to mix in the dry ingredients, a hand mixer doesn’t have the power mi...
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for, at least, 2 hours (overnight works too.)
Preheat oven to 350Ì. Roll out the dough ¼ inch thick. Here is how I do that. I liberally sprinkle the counter top with flour. I put the two piec...
Roll out the dough with the rolling pin.
The two pieces of cardboard keeps the rolling pin from rolling the dough to less than ¼ inch thick. This makes for more consistent thickness and a ...
Cut out the dough with cookie cutters. (Use a spatula to lift the cookie from the counter to the cookie sheet.)
Once your cookie sheet is full, bake it for 8 minutes. Once you remove the cookies from the oven, let set for 2 more minutes before you remove them f...
and place them on the cooling racks.
Once they are cool you can frost them and decorate them. You have many choices for frosting. Buy a premade tub of frosting or make your own from any...
I used plain vanilla frosting and a stencil I created with my personal electronic cutter. I frosted the cookie, laid the stencil on top of the frosti...
and shook the décors on to the negative space left by the stencil. Remove the stencil, and you are done. Or just frost the cookie and decorate any ...
Yum! Good! (Follow-up, the Cub Scouts had lots of fun decorating the cookies, so the activity was a great success!)
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