Here is a recipe for /delicious/ Pink-frosted Valentines Cookies (or really whatever holiday you want to make them for. Just change the shape of you cookie cutter and the food-dye color and viola you are “in season”.)
Perfectly Valentines Cookies
Cookie Ingredients1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup powdered sugar
2 cups vegetable shortening
1 large egg, beaten
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (/or/ 4 1/3 cups of Cake Flour if you have it hand)
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Using your electric mixer cream together sugar and shortening.
Mix on slow speed 30 seconds, then scrape down the bowl with a spatula.
Increase speed to medium and mix for 3 minutes.
Gradually add the flour mixture to the mixing bowl, mixing on slow speed until just blended.
Do not over mix.
Place the butter in a large mixing bowl. Add 2 cups of the sugar and then the milk and vanilla. On the medium speed of an electric mixer, beat until smooth and creamy, about 3 to 5 minutes. Gradually add the remaining sugar, 1 cup at a time, beating well after each addition (about 2 minutes), until the icing is thick enough to be of good spreading consistency. You may not need to add all of the sugar. If desired, add a few drops of food coloring and mix thoroughly.
… and Enjoy!
– Leanne from MilitaryAvenue.com
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