Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Sugar Cookies

These are a staple on the cookie table come Christmas time!  There are plenty of recipes out there, so today I thought I would try a new recipe (for me) and it's also from the Joy of Cooking by Rombauer.  :)  I was pretty impressed with how the turned out too...although I think my favorite sugar cookies will still be the ones my Mom makes.  :)  I also had some fun with frosting/icing them this afternoon.  
Do as I say and not as I do.  Put something like a plastic cutting board underneath when frosting/icing your cookies. :)
This recipe is called "Roll Cookies" and can be found on pg. 711 of the Joy of Cooking cookbook.  I will also post it below...
1/2 c. sugar and 1/2 c. butter
Beat in:
1 t. vanilla
2 eggs
2.5 c. flour (all purpose)
2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
Chill dough for 3-4 hours. (Although I only did about 30 minutes...)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Roll and cut cookies.  Place on greased cookie sheet.  Bake 7-12 minutes.  (I only had to bake mine about 6-7minutes)
Roll it.  Mark it.  Cut it with a star cutter.  Stick 'em in the oven for you and me! ;)
 Then once all my cookies were baked and cooled (on cooling racks) I started my frosting and icing.  :)

It was just a simple recipe that is Powdered Sugar and water until you get it to this consistency for the icing.  And then add more powdered sugar for the frosting.  :)  Make it what you want it to be.  Add flavors or colors if desired!  :)
 Like I said....color 'em if you'd like.  :)
 You can pipe frosting around the edge, let dry and fill with colored icing.  Or dip cookies into icing...or...
Do whatever makes your heart happy and sing!  :)
Happy Baking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)


  1. Oh, my goodness...they're beautiful!!!

  2. Thanks! I went really bright (or dark...) with the colors but really like the way they turned out! :)

  3. And they're delicious too!


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