Thursday, December 18, 2014

#3345 - Holiday Amish Sugar Cakes

(by Shirley McNevich)

Note: these are large, puffy cookies and are not too sweet, so be generous when sprinkling the colored sugar.

1 cup butter flavored Crisco
2 cups white sugar
3 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
3 1/2 cups flour
1 TBSP baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cream of tartar
a pinch of salt
1 cup buttermilk
red and green colored sugar for sprinkling

In a mixer add Crisco and white sugar--beat. Add eggs--beat. Add vanilla, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt--beat. Add buttermilk--beat. Slowly add flour--beat. Drop batter by heaping tablespoonfuls on to greased cookie sheets (3" apart). Sprinkle colored sugar over the tops of the cookies. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until browned around the edges.

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