A girlfriend of mine brought over a batch of beautiful sugar cookies. Intrigued by their wonderful flavor and creative design, I asked her to divulge the secret to their loveliness. “Vintage Hallmark cookie cutters,” she informed me.
Fast forward… My wonderful hubby graciously let me spend some of his hard-earned cash to invest in several batches of 1970’s vintage cookie cutters. Now my little ones and I spend hours in the kitchen making cookies each season with these clever little cutters. We’ve amassed quite the collection. From holidays to shepherdess. Trains to Star Wars.
My girlfriend was also gracious enough to share her recipe. Should you be interested in trying them out yourself, here you go:
Ethel’s Sugar Cookies
1 1/2 sticks of butter
1 c. sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking powder
2 1/2 c. flour
Mix all ingredients and chill in the fridge for 60 minutes. Roll out and use cookie cutters. Preheat oven to 400º. Place on an un-greased baking sheet. Bake for 6-8 minutes. Decorate by brushing egg yolk over the top of the cookie. Then, use sprinkles to “illustrate” eyes.
You’ll note: When using this recipe along with the vintage Hallmark cutters, you will not apply frosting to your cookies. This is a bonus for us, as our children do not care for frosting. The art of the cookie itself is shown.
“O taste and see that the Lord is good;…”
Chime In!: Do you bake sugar cookies outside of Christmas season?