I usually don't use cookie cutters, just mound into round balls and ice with cream cheese frosting rather than plain powdered sugar icing. I sprinkle each cookie with white sugar crystals.
They are the first cookie to disappear on the cookie tray during the open house, and I always get requests for the recipe.
Later when I have more time, I am going to try this recipe too. It looks like a great chocolate cookie recipe, and I love short bread type cookie recipes, especially French ones!
1 cup sugar
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup oil
1 cup butter melted
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. cream of tarter
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
5 1/2 cups unbleached flour
mix, roll and shape or drop round teaspoons onto lined baking sheet. Bake @ 375* for 9 minutes or bottoms begin to turn golden brown. Ice with powdered sugar icing.
Holiday Idea # 12
Surprise an elderly neighbor or friend with a plate full of sugar cookies. It will surely sweeten their holidays, and you'll be the most popular elf on the block!
Enjoy caring and sharing holidays.
Jill 00 (Two hugs are better than one)