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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

CAFE SPECIAL OF THE WEEK - Sugar Cookies for Christmas

It's not to late to get in some Christmas baking! My good friend and awesome writer - Camille Eide - took time from her hectic schedule to whip up a batch of these for her family and allowed me to share her sugar cookie recipe. They sound delicious and may be just the thing you've been looking for to share with your neighbors or family.

(soft & chewy!)

400 degree oven.

1 cup butter
2 Tb shortening
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
3 cups flour
1 box Betty Crocker French Vanilla Cake mix
½ tsp salt
1 tsp soda

Optional: Sugar sprinkles, turbinado sugar crystals, frosting, etc

Mix butter, shortening, and sugar till fluffy. Add eggs and blend well. Blend in flour, salt, soda, and cake mix. Shape into 1 ½ inch balls on a cookie sheet (flatten slightly) and bake at 400 for about 7 minutes till very lightly golden. May look slightly underdone, that’s good. Cool a minute or two on cookie sheet to finish cooking before removing to cooling rack. Leave plain or frost and sprinkle for holidays! Or dip dough balls in colored sugar or big sugar crystals before baking.

Thanks so much, Camille, for sharing this with my readers.



Erica Vetsch said...

This looks soooo yummy!

Patti Shene said...

Well, I wish I had read this a few days ago, but I'm always late reading email. My granddaughter and I made sugar cookies and they were an exercise in pure frustration! The dough was hard to roll and it took us forever to get them all rolled, baked, and decorated. I'll definitely try your recipe next time I get into the sugar cookie decorating activity!

Merry Christmas!

carla stewart said...

Hi Patti - Bet your cookies were tasty even though it was frustrating. I've not tried Camille's recipe yet, but have grandkids coming again this weekend so just might have to try them.