This recipe is from my friend Leslie and was in my file of recipes to try.
Sugar Cookies on a Stick
Makes a "strong yet soft" cookie, durable to be on a stick for edible arrangements.
4 cups sifted flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups softened butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
3 TBSP. milk
In a bowl, mix dry ingredients. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla while batter is light. Slowly add flour mixture. Mix in milk. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.
We made these Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle shaped cookies in honor of Princess Sparkley's book club (even though no one showed up but us). We used a gingerbread woman cookie cutter with a little ball of flattened dough for her bun (that was PS's touch).
Thoughts on these cookies:
These cookies were yummy. I'm giving them four stars. Depending on your personal tastes, they could easily be scored as a five as well. I didn't try to bake them on a stick. That however sounds fun, and maybe one day I'll be brave and give it a try. I think I've gotten myself in over my head with trying all these recipes and then trying to rate them. There should only be two categories: good and bad... otherwise I'm going to give them all either 5 stars or 1 star. I could never be a food critic.