Saturday, January 17, 2009

Worth getting up for in the middle of the night.

Oh yes.  These are my downfall at the moment.  I have made 2 batches just this week.  You have to treat yourself once in awhile (or more often as I have demonstrated.)  But I am counter balancing this by putting in extra time at the gym. I have to thank my MIL for the crack cookie recipe.  These were gobbled up over the holiday and it was perfect because I never got around to making my own sugar cookies.

But, these aren't your ordinary sugar cookie.  They are called vanilla wafer sugar cookies.  They are thin and crispy and oh so addicting.  Paired with a glass of milk, you have yourself the perfect midnight snack.  Except I am finding myself not only eating them at midnight, but around the clock.  

You were warned.

Vanilla Wafer Sugar Cookies

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup shortening

2/3 cup sugar

1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp vanilla

2 eggs

2 cups flour (sifted)

Cream butter, shortening and sugar.

Add salt and vanilla.

Add eggs and beat well.

Stir in sifted flour.

Chill dough for an hour or overnight. 

Drop from spoon a few inches apart on stone. 

Flatten with the bottom of a glass dipped in flour or sugar.

Bake at 375 for 10 minutes or if using a stone (recommended) for 14 min.

Cool before frosting.


powdered sugar

1/4 cup butter 

1/4 - 1/2 cup half and half (or milk or evaporated milk)

dash of salt

1 tsp vanilla

food coloring

Melt butter, add milk then add powdered sugar to desired consistency.  

Add salt and vanilla. 

Use hand mixer until smooth and creamy.

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