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
1 t. vanilla
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! ;)|
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)