Friday, November 5, 2010

Sugar Gems

We always make sugar cookies and decorate them for Halloween.  But this year, we just didn't get to it.  The day before Halloween I needed a treat to give to some friends and family, but just didn't have the time or the energy to do the whole cut-out cookie thing with decorating. I found this super easy sugar cookie recipe on the Sisters Cafe blog.  I loved  these cookies.  They were so good, and so darn easy.  These cookies are not the cookies you want if you are going to frost and decorate.  There are a couple of reasons for that.  One reason is that they are really rich cookies, and a bunch of buttercream frosting would just make them way too much.  The other reason is that these cookies are pretty fragile, kinda crumbly.  The blog listed a glaze type of frosting with almond flavoring.  But I just made a simple butter, milk, and powdered sugar frosting, but just put a little on each one.  I completely melted the butter before making it so that it was thin, and just put it in a ziplock, and snipped the corner off and drizzled it on the cookies.

Sugar Gems

Cream together:

1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup sugar
1 cup oil
1 cup real butter
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla


5 cups flour
1 tsp cream of tarter
1 tsp salt
1 tsp soda

Mix all ingredients well. Roll into golf size balls and place on cookie sheets. Flatten with bottom of glass dipped in sugar. Bake at 350 for 12-14 minutes.

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