Friday, March 13, 2015

Cookies

Alright, it is becoming closer to Saint Patrick's Day. We wear green. I decorate with green. The best part of Saint Patrick's Day is it means Spring is almost here! The outside starts to blossoms with a lot of green. These cookies are good. I didn't press down hard enough to get the crinkled edges. These cookies are good and pretty. I had to go with green for the time of year.
Swig Sugar Cookies
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 1/4 cup sugar, plus additional for topping
3/4 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbsp water
2 eggs
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cream of tarter
1 tsp salt, plus a pinch for the sugar topping
5 1/2 cups all purpose flour
frosting (recipe below)

Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  3. In a large bowl, cream the butter, vegetable oil, sugar, powdered sugar, water, and eggs.
  4. In another bowl, combine the baking soda, cream of tarter, salt, and flour.
  5. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture. 
  6. Combine until incorporated. Dough shouldn't be sticky just crumbly.
  7. Scoop the dough into balls and place onto the baking sheet. 
  8. On a small plate, combine a little sugar with a pinch of salt for the topping.
  9. Dip the bottom of a glass into the sugar topping mixture. Press the bottom of the glass onto the dough for a cookie press. 
  10. Press the dough until flatten. The edges should be crinkly.
  11. Bake the cookies for 8 minutes. 
  12. Remove from the oven and place the cookies on a wire rack. 
  13. Allow to cool completely before frosting.
Frosting:
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sour cream
1 tsp salt
1 package (2 lb.) powdered sugar

1/4 cup milk
2-3 drops of green food coloring

Directions:
  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, sour cream, and salt.
  2. Slowly, add a cup of powdered sugar with a little milk then add another cup of powdered sugar with more milk until the desired consistency. 
  3. Add one drop of the green food coloring until the desired color.
  4. Frost the cookies immediately before serving.
Recipe adapted from Vintage Revivals.

One year ago...................................I made Mint Chocolate Pudding.
Two years ago.................................I made Mint Cheesecake Pie.
Three years ago...............................I made Bourbon Cookies.
Did you already know.............................
-In the U.S., Irish ancestry is the second largest behind German ancestry.
-In Australia, over 1/3 of the population has Irish ancestry.
- Eleven U.S. Presidents had Irish ancestry including President Obama.

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