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Cooking can be very relaxing and fun to share with family and friends. It takes the focus off shopping, spending money, and rushing around. And the smell from the oven is wonderful. Is there anything more soothing?
This photo is a cookie my son and I entered in a Christmas cookie decorating contest. It was sponsored by a lovely and small antique shopping mall, and culminated with a nice buffet with Christmas music, cookie sampling, companionship and good cheer. We were thrilled to win FIRST PRIZE! It was a great bonding experience all around, and not very materialistic either, something I try to de-emphasize over the season, how about you?
The holidays are all about sharing, so let me share the recipe with you. It could equally well be cut into the star and decorated in blue and white for Hannukah, or shaped (smile) to fit your own winter celebration and focus. Enjoy my recipe and pass it on!
SUSAN'S SUGAR COOKIE RECIPE
1 cup margarine
1 cup sugar]2 eggs
1 t. vanilla
2 2/3 cups sifted flour
3/4 t. salt
1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
Cream sugar and margarine. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Blend in dry inredients. Chill dough for 3 hrs Roll out and cut cookies. Bake on ungreased sheets at 375 for 6-8 minutes. Then decorate! (Buy a set of tubes are Hobby Lobby, Crafts, etc.)
Got kids in your life? Let them join in.
P.S. Be sure and buy PASTE food coloring. Liquid coloring will make the frosting too runny. And don't stress, just buy a tin of frosting. Works just fine. We don't like to add extra stress over the holidays.
Join Club Vivo Per Lei / I Live for Music, and get some great music going while you bake. Go HERE. Invite your friends to join as well. It's FREE, of course, my gift to you and yours!