submitted by Patty over at Mrs. John in Ghana
Good Morning, ladies, and welcome to Tasty Tuesdays!
I'm excited to share this recipe (actually two!) today! It is perfect for the quickly upcoming
When I was growing up, my best friend's mom used to make these all the time. They are quite
possibly the BEST sugar cookie you will ever taste! I promise! Everyone who eats these asks for the
recipe. If that isn't proof that these are the best sugar cookies you'll ever put in your mouth, then I
don't know what is!
A few years ago, I begged Heather to get the recipe from her mom....and she did! And now, I share
it with you. Make them. Today. You'll be so glad you did!
Mrs. McNally's Sugar Cookies
1/2 cup butter (no substitutes!)
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 1/4 cup flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
Cream butter and sugar together. Mix in egg, milk, and vanilla. Blend dry ingredients together
in separate bowl and then add to wet ingredients. Mix well. Refrigerate dough for at least one hour.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Roll on lightly floured surface, 1/4 in. thick. Cut into cute shapes :)
Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 4-6 min. If they start to brown, they've baked too long!
Enjoy as is, or........add the best icing to go with the best cookie!
Mrs. McNally's Sugar Cookie Icing
1 lb. confectioners'/icing sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/3 cup shortening
1/4 cup milk
Mix all the ingredients together. Beat until VERY smooth! Now frost those cookies!
(I usually pipe the icing on, but you could also just use a butter knife - it all tastes good!)
Both the cookies and the icing freeze very well. You could easily make some for now and
some for later....or you could just eat the whole batch in one sitting :)
As you can see, my kids love decorating them, too!