phi-licious sugar rush. [sugar cookies]

September 11th, 2010 by | comments

This weekend, I am helping my sorority with recruitment at Chapman University. Sadly, I am helping as an alumnae and not an active member. It’s been so nice getting to see and catch up with all of my 50 plus beautiful sisters. It made me realize exactly why I joined this particular sorority in the first place (not to sound cheesy).

When I brought the cookies in the room, I was not surprised to see a herd of girls dart over to snatch one. We phis do love our food!


1/2 cup vegetable shortening, cooled

1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter, melted and cooled

1 cup sugar plus additional for coating the cookies

1 large egg

1 tsp. vanilla

2 cups flour

2 tsp. baking soda

3/4 tsp. salt


In large bowl, stir together the shortening, butter, sugar, egg and vanilla. Into the bowl, sift flour, baking soda and salt. Stir mixture until it forms a dough. Chill the dough, covered in Saran wrap, for at least 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Roll rounded tablespoons of dough into balls, roll the balls in additional sugar, coating them completely, and arrange them on cookie sheet with sheet of parchment or wax paper. Flatten the balls with the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar. Bake cookies for 7 to 9 minutes, until slightly golden on the edges.

Frosting recipe (from Betty Crocker cookbook):

3 cups powdered sugar

1/3 cup margarine or butter, softened

1 1/2 tsp. vanilla

About 2 tbsp. milk

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