Saturday, December 6, 2008

Casbah Sugar Cookies

These cookies taste like those lofthouse sugar cookies you can buy at the store, only these are made with fresh ingredients and no preservatives. My husband's mother Brenda and his Grandma Beckhoff made these cookies every Christmas. They would be frosted white, with a red hot in the middle and two little green frosted ivy leaves.

Casbah Sugar Cookies

1 C. butter
1 C. sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. vanilla
3 C. flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda

With a mixer, beat well the butter and sugar until creamy. Add sifted dry ingredients. Mix well. Chill in fridge. Roll into balls, place on cookie sheet and then smash down ball with the bottom of greased glass pressed in sugar.

Bake at 375 degrees for 6-8 minutes.

1/3 C. butter
1 tsp. vanilla
3 C. powdered sugar
2 T. milk (or more)

Mix all together with mixer. Spread on the cookies.

Recipe Credit: Brenda Rathsack and Janet Starwalt Beckhoff (1934-2002)