These would also be beautiful at a wedding shower, anniversary party or wedding reception * and you could use whatever colored sugar to match the color theme.
1 cup inexpensive champagne (white or pink)
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup shortening (i.e. Crisco or Buttery Crisco)
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1-2 drops red food color, for pink champagne (optional)
1/2 cup sugar
Preheat oven to 375. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a bowl, cream sugar, champagne, and shortening (will appear lumpy). Add baking powder. Blend again. Gradually add the flour and food color (if using); beat until well blended. In the bowl, gather dough into a ball. (If too sticky, add more flour).
In a small bowl, put about 1/2 cup sugar. Pull apart spoonfuls of dough and roll into a ball. Roll the ball in sugar and place on cookie sheet, about 2” apart. When cookie sheet is full, use fingers or bottom of glass to press cookies down.
Bake 7-13 minutes until cookies are very lightly browned on the bottom. Makes about 4 dozen.
1 cup powdered sugar ......................1 tsp Crisco or buttery Crisco
champagne (pink or white)
Mix together the powdered sugar and Crisco in a small (deep is best) bowl. Gradually whisk champagne into powdered sugar (1 tsp at a time) until smooth spreading (thicker) or drizzle (thinner) consistency. Spread or drizzle glaze (as desired) over cooled cookies. Can sprinkle more sanding/crystal sugar on top, if desired, edible glitter or edible pearls.