Post # 1
I’m making sugar cookies on Tuesday to take with us to my grandparents’ for Christmas. I’m making icing up there so my cousins can decorate with me, but I want to have the cookies done ahead of time. I’m much older than all my cousins (the closest is 10 while I’m 22) and I don’t get to see them much, so I thought this would be a nice thing to do together.
But I need a good sugar cookie recipe. One that won’t make them too crispy or hard within a couple days. What’s your favorite recipe for cookies? I have cutters to do stars, Christmas trees and gingerbread men, would you suggest any others?
Post # 3
I’m going to try these ones tonight or tomorrow. They got awesome reviews on Allrecipes and I also found other sites linking to them. Just remember that sugar cookie dough needs to be refrigerated overnight, so start the process a day early.
ETA: The cutters you have sound great and like fun shapes to decorate! I find the more complicated ones don’t look like what they are (bells, Santa, etc) and are hard to decorate. If you were going to add, maybe a stocking, reindeer or candy cane would be good ones too. I find the reindeers antlers break off easily though, so they aren’t my favourites 😉 Sounds like you guys are going to have a really fun afternoon!
Post # 4
My moms recipe:
3/4 cup butter or margarine
2/3 cup white granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp (5ml) vanilla
1 3/4 cup flour
Beat butter & sugar until creamy. Add egg and vanilla. Gradually mix in flour. Do not over beat.
Roll out on floured surface to 1/8 inches thick, cut and bake at 350 F for 12-15 minutes, or until edges are golden brown.
*If the dough is too soft to be workable chill for 30mins-1hour.
**I find in a hotter oven (like gas) you only need to bake 10-12 minutes.