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Let's make some Country Christmas Cookies.
This recipe is from Chris Young's mother. It's her famous Frosted Christmas Cookies. These cookies are courtesy of Chris' mother, Becky. "I get in trouble," says Chris, "because if I'm ever in the car with them on the way to my Grandparents' house, there's a lot less when we actually show up."
Cook Time: 10-12 min
* 1 cup butter, softened
* 2 1/4 cups white sugar
* 2 eggs
* 4 cups self-rising flour
* 1 teaspoon vanilla
* 1 teaspoon orange extract
* milk as necessary
In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and 2 cups of the sugar. Add eggs one at a time and beat well after each. Combine flour, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 1 teaspoon orange extract. Add flour mixture to the creamed butter mixture alternately with the milk to play dough consistency.
In a small separate bowl, Dip rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into sugar.
Place on greased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.
FROSTING: Combine softened butter (1/2 stick) with sifted confectioners sugar until creamy. Add 1/2 teaspoon orange extract, 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract, and food coloring of choice. Mix well, add additional confectioner's sugar to desired consistency. Frost each cooled cookie with dollop of frosting. Serve.