indian recipes

Cookie Recipes make a wonderful centerpiece for any festive occasion. Check out the following 'Colorful Sparkling Sugar Cookie Recipe' and enjoy it with your friends and family!

Cookie Recipe : Colorful Sparkling Sugar Cookies


1/2  cup butter	
1/2  cup shortening	
1/2  cup granulated sugar	
1/2  cup sifted powdered sugar	
1/2  teaspoon baking soda	
1/2  teaspoon cream of tartar	
1/8  teaspoon salt	
1   egg	
1/2  teaspoon vanilla	
2  cups all-purpose flour	
   Granulated sugar

Method :

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and the shortening with an electric mixer for 30 seconds. Add the 1/2 cup granulated sugar, powdered sugar, baking soda, cream of tarter, and the salt. Beat until combined.
  2. Beat in egg and vanilla. Beat in as much flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour. Cover and chill dough in the refrigerator for about 3 hours or until it's easy to handle.
  3. Shape the dough into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in additional granulated sugar to coat. Place balls 3 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten to 2-1/2-inch rounds, using the bottom of a glass dipped in additional granulated sugar to prevent sticking, if you like.
  4. Bake the cookies in a 350 degree F oven for 7 to 9 minutes or until they're lightly browned. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack and let cool. Decorate as you like or leave plain. Makes about 40 cookies.