Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Baking with Vintage

Now that December is upon us, we have hit the holiday season.  I have been completely overwhelmed with Christmas everything since Thanksgiving.  I promise a EXTRA LARGE (picture) post soon.  It will be my encyclopedia of Shiny Brites.  I promised Barbara over at Oodles and Oodles that I would try to come up with the answer to the question: How many different Shiny Brites are there?  You can view her post about vintage Christmas ornaments here.  I'd also love to show you some of the decorating I have done... I still need to get on finishing that, though.

Okay, to the main point of this post.  I love baking.  I especially love baking around the holidays.  There are certain recipes that only get used during this time of year.  What makes this more fun is using vintage items to bake.

Simple Sugar Cookies

Recipe yields about 2 dozen (depending on the size and shapes you cut out).

1 cup (2 sticks) softened butter
1 cup powered sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoons salt
2 1/2 cups flour

Cream together the butter and sugar. Add the remaining ingredients and stir until a soft dough ball forms. Cover in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour (or more, up to two days) then roll out on a lightly floured surface and cut out your shapes. Bake at 375 F for 8-10 minutes, until the edges are just beginning to brown.

Used my vintage cookie cutters to create the shapes.

Does anyone else use pans this old? 
I aquired it from my great aunt before I started college.

Looks like a toddler decorated them... but it was ME!

Yes, I ate a couple of these... and they're delicious.  They're making their way to my first Christmas party of the year tonight.


  1. The cookies look really yummy! I love the cutter with the green wood handle.

  2. Your cookies look just about perfect - I'd like one or two.....


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