I decided to substitute powdered sugar for the regular sugar and margarine for the shortening. Everything else is the same. I made a full batch this time. The frosting recipe that I used was taken from a forum in which someone claimed it was just like the real thing. I have a few of those in my back pocket. (This someone LIES, by the way!)
- 2c "JIFFY" Baking Mix
- 2/3c powdered sugar
- 1/3c milk
- 5T margarine, softened
- 1 egg
- 1t vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350° and line baking sheet with parchment.
- Combine all ingredients and blend well.
- Drop by tablespoon onto prepared baking sheet.
- Bake 6-8 minutes.
- 1/2c margarine
- 1/2c shortening
- 2 egg whites
- 1/4t almond extract
- 1/2t vanilla extract
- 4 1/2c powdered sugar
- Blend the butter, shortening, egg whites, and flavorings together in a mixer for a minute or so.
- Add 1/2 the sugar and gently start to mix, then mix on high for a minute until all lumps are smooth.
- Add the remainder of the sugar and gradually increase your mixer volume to high as the sugar blends in. Leave mixer on high for two minutes (scraping sides once).
I have to say I liked the first recipe, frosting and cookie, better. I think the shortening in the frosting was too prevalent. I had to use way more extract than it called for to just mask the shortening taste. Also the consistency of the frosting was a mess, but that could have been because I ran out of powdered sugar. Regardless, I'll stick with the Jiffy Sugar Cookies and try out another frosting sometime soon.