Chase and I made our annual batch of sugar cookies and I wanted to post the recipe for those who might be interested in having it.
This is my mother-in-law Mindy's recipe, and the ones that Wes grew up enjoying as a kid. They are not soft cookies, but crunchy and sprinkle-y and sooooo good dipped in milk. :) If you are looking for a healthy cookie - you should stop reading now and go find something on Cooking Light.
These are worth every second spent on them, and every sprinkle found in the floor!!
2 cups sugar
1 cup lard (yep, I said lard)
1/2 cup buttermilk
2-3 egg whites, beaten
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. lemon juice
5 cups sifted flour
Cream lard and sugar. Add baking soda to the buttermilk (stir) and add to the mixture. Add eggs, vanilla and lemon juice. Add flour and other dry ingredients and mix until combined. Chill dough for at least an hour. (Sometimes I make the dough the day before I plan to roll/decorate/bake).
When ready to bake, roll out a portion of the dough at a time on a lightly floured surface and roll to about 1/4 inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutters and brush with beaten egg whites. Sprinkle with colored sugar or sprinkles of your choice. Bake at 425 degrees for 5-7 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet to cool on a wire rack.
It helps to have a cute little helper who loves nothing more than to play with sprinkles!
P.S. Santa LOVES this recipe!
He never leaves any behind. :)