Cactus Cookies (or whatever shape ya desire)

Decorating is fun with children...and grownups, especially the grownups who love frosting!

 Ingredients  1 Cup unsalted butter ( I used margarine, but salted or unsalted butter would work)  1 Cup granulated white sugar  1 teaspoon vanilla extract  1 egg  2 teaspoons baking powder  1/2 teaspoon salt  3 cups all purpose flour  Plan of Attack  Mix butter and sugar until integrated. In another bowl, mix flour, salt and baking powder  Add egg to the butter and sugar mixture.  Mix the two bowls adding a little bit at a time, and then mix thoroughly.  Don't refrigerate and using your floured rolling pin, roll to cookie width and cut your shapes.  Place shapes in parchment lined baking sheet and cook for 9-11 minutes (making 5-6 medium shapes per sheet).  Cool, frost and decorate. Serve wearing something not covered in flour, unless you're goin' for effect!

Ingredients

1 Cup unsalted butter ( I used margarine, but salted or unsalted butter would work)

1 Cup granulated white sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 egg

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 cups all purpose flour

Plan of Attack

Mix butter and sugar until integrated. In another bowl, mix flour, salt and baking powder

Add egg to the butter and sugar mixture.

Mix the two bowls adding a little bit at a time, and then mix thoroughly.

Don't refrigerate and using your floured rolling pin, roll to cookie width and cut your shapes.

Place shapes in parchment lined baking sheet and cook for 9-11 minutes (making 5-6 medium shapes per sheet).

Cool, frost and decorate. Serve wearing something not covered in flour, unless you're goin' for effect!

 Best recipe for creating cookies to be decorated with children, though for taste, I would say we should add a little cream of tartar!  My Comments- I found this recipe and it worked with my time crunch. I melted the butter in the microwave for about 15 seconds, and then mix everything in. I was making to bring to the beach with my nieces so we had an activity to fill the time between ice cream and sand castles...It worked! I would say harder cookies might be easier to transport )I grieve for the arms of my cactuses who didn't make it through the 3 trains and a taxi ride in my beach bag), but they're tasty and the perfect vehicle for frosting and edible ephemera...  I got this recipe from http://www.inkatrinaskitchen.com/best-sugar-cookie-recipe-ever/..but I edited it to allow for my time frame and no almond extract!

Best recipe for creating cookies to be decorated with children, though for taste, I would say we should add a little cream of tartar!

My Comments- I found this recipe and it worked with my time crunch. I melted the butter in the microwave for about 15 seconds, and then mix everything in. I was making to bring to the beach with my nieces so we had an activity to fill the time between ice cream and sand castles...It worked! I would say harder cookies might be easier to transport )I grieve for the arms of my cactuses who didn't make it through the 3 trains and a taxi ride in my beach bag), but they're tasty and the perfect vehicle for frosting and edible ephemera...

I got this recipe from http://www.inkatrinaskitchen.com/best-sugar-cookie-recipe-ever/..but I edited it to allow for my time frame and no almond extract!