Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Sugar Cookies or Teacakes?

Hello Blog.  I've missed you!

I've been suffering from a bad back for the last three weeks which has really put a damper on my Christmas shopping, baking, decorating, etc.  I am getting better daily and thanks to all of you who have checked on me!!

Since my DH has been so sweet and helping me so much lately, I am making him a full blown dinner tonight complete with Christmas cookies.

My sweet mom made teacakes when we were growing up.  They are a little softer I think than sugar cookies.  She made homemade chocolate syrup to pour over them and it was a fabulous dessert.  These are not fancy because I did not take the time to decorate them today.  Just a good cookie.  I discovered also today that making sugar cookies at Christmas by yourself is not nearly as much fun as it was when the kids were little and it was a half day adventure with decorating and baking!

These are super easy to make and super easy dough to work with!

4 cups self rising flour
1 cup shortning or butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk (more if you need it)
one egg
1 teas. vanilla flavoring

Mix with mixer until dough sticks together.  Roll out to about 1/4 inch thick.  Bake at 375 for about 12 minutes until bottoms are brown.  Cool.


TeaLady said...

So this is what you were enjoying today with a cup of tea!! You are right, not as much fun without the young ones.

Rita said...

Love that photo!