Deb’s Sugar Cookies for the Holidays

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Deb Burgdorf makes holiday cookies with her grandchildren. Photo courtesy of Burgdorf's Winery
Deb Burgdorf makes holiday cookies with her grandchildren. Photo courtesy of Burgdorf’s Winery

Deb Burgdorf of Burgdorf’s Winery in Haslett shared her family’s holiday cookie recipe.

Deb’s Sugar Cookies
6 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
Mix dry ingredients.
Cut in 2 1/2 cups shortening (5 sticks butter).
Add 4 eggs
Add 6 teaspoons milk
Add 2 teaspoons vanilla
Roll and cut on well-floured surface
Bake at 350 F for 8 minutes.

Frosting
4 sticks oleo
12 ounces cream cheese
4 teaspoons vanilla
4 teaspoons hot water
4 pounds powder sugar
Mix well. Spread on cookies and sprinkle colored sugar on top.

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