I got my sugar cookie recipe many years ago from a little old lady named Miss Jo. She shared her recipe with me so I will share it with you!
1 cup margarine (2 sticks) 1 egg
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar 1 tsp vanilla
Cream the margarine, sugar, egg and vanilla until smooth.
2 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
1tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Cream of Tartar
Add the rest of the ingredients (add the flour 1/2 cup at the time, unless you like having flour slung all over your kitchen!). Mix until well blended. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for two hours or overnight. Roll dough to desired thickness and cut into shapes. Bake on an ungreased baking sheet at 375 degrees for 7-10 min.
After the cookies have cooled completely I ice them with my easy breezy icing.
One box confectioners sugar
I add the water a tablespoon at a time until I get it to the consistancy of pancake batter. It's more trial and error with the icing. If it's too thin it will run off the cookie. Too thick and it won't spread and level out evenly.
I make a big apple shaped cookie for my class but other teachers that have themes for their classroom make cookies to go along with that, like fish, or puppies or monkeys. I like the apples for back to school. I make the cookies ahead of time so all we have to do is ice them. When they are dry I put them in clear treat bags tied with ribbon.
Tomorrow is the big day! I hope the kids like their cookies and their new teacher!
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