Monday, July 1, 2013

CANADA DAY COOKIES


In commemoration of Canada Day ..
ten provinces and three territories from sea to shining sea.


So my cookie cutter isn't the perfect shape ... or else my
hand is not as steady as I would like ...
I had fun making these maple leaf cookies for Canada Day.


The dough is very soft and loses a bit of the out line in the baking.
When the shapes become too tedious, go for the simple rounds,
and sprinkle the icing with coarse red sugar.


I would love to share these with my Canadian daughters and their
families in the United States.
Wishing you all a wonderful day!

CANADA DAY COOKIES

3/4 cup butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup sour cream
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar together thoroughly.
Add beaten eggs and vanilla; continue beating until fluffy.
Blend dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture alternately with
sour cream.  Chill until firm.
Divide dough in half and roll out on floured surface to 3/8 inch thickness.
Cut with cookie cutter into desired shape.
Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until
edge is slightly golden.
The tops should not be browned or cookies will be dry.
Ice cookies with a glaze.

Glaze: Blend 2 cups powdered sugar with 2 tbsp. milk until spreading
consistency adding more milk if glaze is too stiff.





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