Saturday, December 18, 2010

Day #18 - 25 Days of Christmas Cookies {Amish Sugar Cookies}

Amish Sugar Cookies

1 cup margarine
2 cups brown sugar
3 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder

In a bowl, cream sugar and margarine thoroughly. Add eggs one at a time beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla. Add dry ingredients alternately with milk.

Drop cookie dough on greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees about 10 minutes. Cookie should be slightly brown all over.

Brown Butter Icing
1/2 cup butter
2 cups powdered sugar
2-4 tablespoons boiling water

Melt butter in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat stirring constantly until butter stops bubbling and is nut brown in color. Do not scorch! Combine with powdered sugar and water; beat until smooth and of good spreading consistency.

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