Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween's a Lucky Day!

This morning before leaving for school, I mixed up a batch of roll out cookies so they could chill all day in the fridge.  

After school, I quickly got to work and rolled out pumpkins.  We have a High School Cross Country Awards Banquet tonight and it's always "Bring a dessert".  
2 C sugar
1 C white Crisco
2 eggs
1 C Milk & 1T white vinegar or 1 C buttermilk
2 t baking soda
2 t baking powder
5-6 C flour
1 t salt
4 t almond extract

Beat sugar and Crisco, add eggs and soured milk.  Mix well then add baking soda, baking powder, salt and extract.  Add 1 cup of flour at a time, mixing well.  Chill for 1-2 hours.  Roll out to 1/4" thick, cut with favorite cookie cutter.  Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.  Do not let the edges brown, you want them to be soft to the touch.

Frosting - 1/2 stick butter melted, 4 cups powdered sugar, 1/8 t almond extract and drizzle of milk until desired consistency.

We are celebrating "your lucky day" at our house today.  5 years ago today we adopted a little orange kitty who has turned into one fat, lazy orange baby.  

Happy Lucky Day, Frito!

Hope you are all having a good week.  ~Ann


  1. your cookies look yummy!!! denise

  2. Your cookies look delicious AND delightful - so, I see you're one of those "over-achiever" moms who has to bring the coolest stuff! ;o) Cut-out cookies are reserved for Christmas in this house (IF they're lucky...!) And what a wonderful anniversary for Frito - what a lucky duck...I mean cat!! He's the picture of contentment! Smiles & Halloween Hugs ~ Robin

  3. Aww, Frito is awesome! He is a lucky kitty to have y'all :-)
    Good thing those cookies are long distance... lol.

  4. oh Ann those cookies look yummy for my tummy..and that is one cute fat orange kitteh.;) hope your day is off to a great start.;)

  5. Frito looks so sweet. Happy lucky day Frito.
    Love your baskets too.

  6. It was a lucky day for you kitty. Did you feed him some cookies for his special day? -Steph-

  7. hi
    Ann~ I am late but~ Happy Lucky day to Frito!!!
    oh, yummy cookies~ make another batch for me~
    thanks for sharing the recipe~
    hugs to you~ kitty kisses from the boys~


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