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Mar 13, 2010

BUTTER DROP-INS

BUTTER DROP-INS


Makes 1-1/2 to 2 dozen cookies



Cookies:

1/2 Butter Flavor* CRISCO Stick or 1/2 cup Butter Flavor CRISCO all-vegetable shortening plus additional for greasing

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1 tablespoon milk

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon baking powder



Frosting:

1/2 Butter Flavor CRISCO Stick or 1/2 cup Butter Flavor CRISCO all-vegetable shortening

1 pound (4 cups) confectioners' sugar

1/3 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla





Heat oven to 375ºF. Grease baking sheets. Place sheets of foil on countertop for cooling cookies. Combine 1/2 cup shortening, granulated sugar and milk in medium bowl at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended. Beat in egg and vanilla.

Combine flour, salt and baking powder. Mix into creamed mixture. Drop level measuring tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto baking sheet. Bake one baking sheet at a time at 375ºF for 7 to 9 minutes. Do not overbake. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet. Remove cookies to foil to cool completely.

For frosting, combine shortening, confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla in small mixing bowl. Beat at low speed of electric mixer for 15 seconds. Scrape bowl. Beat at high speed for 2 minutes, or until smooth and creamy. Frost cookies.



*Butter Flavor Crisco is artificially flavored