Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Sugar cookie recipe

The recipe I linked to seemed to have added some extra steps , trust me I am a simple girl who follows simple recipes , I hope I can clear this up and share how my working recipe goes...

Sugar cookies

4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup unsalted butter {2 sticks}
2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla

1. in a large bowl mix together flour salt and baking powder , set aside

2. Use an electric mixer {I use my kitchen aid} cream together butter and sugar until fluffy ,beat in eggs , add in vanilla.

3. Add in flour mix a little at a time until it is all incorporated { I often hand mix the dough at the end to make sure all the flour is added}

4. split the dough into to two quantities flatten each into a flat round and wrap with plastic wrap or even tin foil ,wrap tight . Refrigerate

5. After dough has chilled for 30 minutes or more bring it out and roll it out to 1/4 of and inch thick with a little flour and cut shapes. {don't roll to thin, adjust baking time to account for extra thick cookies , thicker cookies are more desired and softer} after cutting shapes put any remaining dough back into the fridge .
It is very crutial to allow the dough to chill until quite firm so that it doesn't lose its shape when baking

6. Then bake at 325 F for 10 minutes until lightly golden {do not over cook} let cool for 5 minutes transfer to cooling rack until completely cool then pipe on desired designs in royal icing

Royal Icing

3 egg whites whisked with confectioners sugar {about 1-3 cups}until a nice creamy consistency is achieved , add food paste coloring , voila ...
Use hand mixer to get the egg whites a little bubbly then add sugar a little at a time until you have a good thick consistency not too runny , it may seem stiff but let it run off the spoon , it should slowly run off spoon not quickly , then put into piping bag with round tip #3 or #4 and pipe onto cookies.


SweDaisy said...

Oh wow you've been very busy. I've been away from the blog world, it's amazing all of the great things you all do when I'm out for a short time. You are all so inspirational.

Take care,

Suzann @ The Olive Cottage said...

My daughter wants to make these this weekend. Thanks for the recipe!!

Sarah said...

Thanks for the recipe. I am gonna try it tomorrow. Glad you are feeling better!
BTW I painted all my dark trim white and the house looks so much different! I love it!
Keep up the great work and blogging!
Also, here is a link to my son's (who has the immune issues) blog if you ever want to stop by. I know you are a busy woman, but just in case.
God Bless,
Sarah Hlebiczki

. said...

I'm making the cookies today so I will let you know how they turned out. thanks for the recipe

Merry christmas

Tina Rubie said...

Thanks so much for adding the recipe:) They are on our 'To Do' list for today :)Yum!!

Cottage Gal said...

Cookies look delicious! I absolutely love your blog & style. It is inspiring. If you are still lookin' for a new peanut-free recipe, checkout a picture of my oreo truffles that I posted Sunday. Here is a link to the recipe:

Instead of sprinkling the truffles with the remaining oreos, I dazzle them with a different chocolate. Super easy, yummy, and they just look fun.

Mamabird said...

Reading you everyday is inspiring, and depressing! Why can't I be as talented as you, even half would be great. The MUST KNOW for today is....that fabulous steel blue color on your cookies, what is it? i went 18 miles today to the only place for great baking supplies and they had nothing like it. Is there a secret to mixing it to get those pale colors? Help please.
Merry Christmas

Beautiful Daughters said...

While we enjoy grandmas recipe,it is nice to find one that does not call for shortening.
The blue color is absolutely beautiful!
Our family is making cookies over the next two days and your recipe will be included.
Thanks again and Merry Christmas

Glamorous Girl Gone Goofy said...

om my gosh, thank, thank you for posting this. i needed this cus' i sooooo want to give it a try this year...making my own. i have always wondered what to use as icing. i like this glaze look. some icings are too fluffy. your recipe might just be the one i am searching for. YOU ROCK!

Lauren said...

thank you so much for posting your recipe to these ADORABLE sugar cookies! finally, I can start making a cookie that doesn't look like a two year old made them! LOL!

Lisa said...

These are the absolute BEST. You gave me the recipe a while back and I make them ALL the time. I get so many requests for them now. Thank you!

Musings From A French Cottage said...

I just have to tell you, I made these cookies for my kids' classroom halloween parties and they were a HUGE hit. They were so delicious and best of all, they're the only cookie recipe that I have ever tried where the cookie actually keeps it's shape in the oven. After cutting out the dough, I popped them into the freezer for about 10 minutes. Then I put them right into the hot oven while still frozen. Perfection!! Thanks for a great recipe.

God Bless,