Mom’s old stove/oven…it’s seen better days, but keeps on ticking. I’ve pulled countless pans of cookies, warm buns, caramel rolls, and bars out of that oven. Mom’s pulled most of them, actually, but I helped with the eating part.
And I’ve stirred pots of soup, skillets of gravy, double boilers of frosting on this stove. Mom plans to re-do the kitchen sometime, and it will probably make way for something newer and fancier, which is fine. But it won’t be the same. Why do I get so attached to silly things like cars, ovens, even towels?
Here’s my favorite sugar cookie recipe. So yummy!
Joan’s Sugar Cookies
350 degrees/6-8 minutes
3/4 c. soft shortening (Crisco)
1 c. white sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
Sift together and stir in:
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
Chill at least one hour Roll out 1/8″ thick. Cut in desired shapes, sprinkle with colored sugar if desired, and bake on ungreased baking sheet. Bake until delicately golden.
Once cooled, you can frost them:
4 c. powdered sugar
1/4 lb. (one stick) melted butter
Pour butter over sugar and mix. Add evaporated milk for spreading consistency.
We also like to add food coloring or sprinkles to ours, depending on the holiday. Enjoy!