I don't normally associate baking with the summer, but last week it was just the ticket. Meili and I got together and let our munchkins go to town with some good old-fashioned sugar cookies and homemade frosting.
So break out the cookie cutters and frosting, and enjoy an unexpected summer treat this afternoon!
Lindsay Hunt's Sugar Cookies
1/2 C sugar
1/2 C shortening (I use butter; no offense, Lindsay)
1/4 C milk
2 t baking powder
1 t almond (vanilla works too, but almond is the best!)
2 C flour
Cream sugar and shortening. Add egg, milk and almond flavoring. Add dry ingredients. Roll out and cut into shapes. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes.
Grandma Gayzie's Frosting
Beat 2 cubes of butter with 5 tablespoons of milk. Add enough powdered sugar till you reach desired frosting consistency. (it'll be a lot!) And remember, the more obnoxious the color of your frosting, the more fun it is to decorate with it!
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