Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Walkin' On Sunshine Day 17

Alrighty, we only have four days left! How did everyone do today?! :-)

I'm on a mission...

Pink Mexican Sugar Cookies
3 dozen

1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 egg
2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
several drops red food coloring
extra sugar

Cream shortening and sugar. Add egg and mix well. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Add food coloring; mix well. Shape dough into balls and roll in sugar. Place balls on cookie sheet and flatten with the bottom of a glass. Bake for 12 minutes at 350°. Cool completely and enjoy!

I am trying to recreate one of my husband's favorite childhood treats - pink mexican sugar cookies! He has fond memories of both grandmothers taking him to a neighborhood bakery in the valley of south Texas for these special cookies. He enjoyed these today, but we are thinking the cookie needs to be denser - maybe more flour next time? Stay tuned...I'll update the recipe next time I try a batch!

Edited to add - he has also requested that they be "greasier". :-) Though, I don't think I can, in good conscience, use more than one cup of shortening at a time! ;-)