Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Kappa Delta Cookies

The Central Arkansas Kappa Delta Alumnae Chapter (CAKD) had a fajitas, 'ritas, and recs night last week and my contribution to the meal was "KD" sugar cookies. Fortunately, I had a KD cookie cutter to use, otherwise this would have been impossible.

My favorite sugar cookie recipe and the one I used this time is the below one.

Sugar Cookies Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 teaspoons almond
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups sifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons milk
1. cream shortening, butter, sugar, almond, and vanilla.
2. add eggs, beat well.
3. Sift flour, salt, and baking powder. Stir into creamed mixture along with milk.
4. chill overnight
5. roll onto floured board into 1/4" thickness and cut into desired shapes.
6. Place on greased cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 4-6 minutes.

For these particular cookies, I only had to bake them for 4 minutes, because they were smaller.

The icing recipe I used is one that hardens as it dries. This is good for stacking cookies. To ice them, I used a 1" sponge brush and spread it on the cookies. This method is fast and easy and works well if you don't need to do a lot of detail on the cookies. The below recipe is a doubled one.

2 cup confectioner's sugar
4 teaspoons milk
4 teaspoons corn syrup
3 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
3 teaspoon almond flavoring

Stir sugar and milk together in a bowl until icing mixture is smooth; beat in corn syrup and vanilla and almond until icing mixture is smooth and glossy in appearance. Add food coloring to desired shade. Ice cookie and set aside for the icing to harden.

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