Friday, December 18, 2009

Sugar Cookie Snowflakes

Yesterday was a busy day of errands before the cookie exchange. Thanks for your patience because I forgot to include the recipes for the sugar cookie and the royal icing.

Better late than never. Here you go.

SUGAR COOKIE ROLLOUTS

1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 egg
1-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cream butter and sugar together in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla extract. Mix flour, baking powder and salt; add gradually to butter mixure, stirring constantly. Do not chill the dough. Working in batches on a floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut out cookies using a decorative cookie cutter and bake for 6-7 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Makes about 3 dozen cookies, but the amount depends upon the size of the cookie cutter.


ROYAL ICING

3 egg whites
1-1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
3 to 3-1/2 cups confectioner's sugar

Beat egg whites until foamy, add cream of tartar and whip until peaks form. Add confectioner's sugar. Beat 5 minutes.

That's it. Now go to work and create something wonderful.

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Does anyone know how to create a link to a separate printable recipe page? If so, could you please e-mail me? I'd like to make recipes available in a more print-friendly form. Thanks!

7 comments:

chocolatechic said...

Make up a word document, upload it to your blog...wordpress has a place to store them...I don't know about blogger...anyway, then you create a link to that.

Steph said...

http://mycountryblogofthisandthat.blogspot.com/2009/07/how-to-make-printable-pages.html

That's a link to a blog that I follow that has written a tutorial about making printable pages.

Anonymous said...

Does your cookie recipe need to rest in the refridgerator before rolling them out and cutting them?

All the sugar cookies I have ever made have needed to rest in the fridge for at least an hour before baking.

Suzanne said...

Chocolatechic - Thanks, I'm going to investigate the Blogger help site to see if there's anything similar.

Steph - I've printed the instructions out and I'm going to try it.

Anon - Nope. No chilling. I start rolling right away.

Vee said...

Oh how pretty! I had hoped to report that I actually made another gingerbread house this year...I bought the piping bags and special tips after all. Perhaps all is not lost on that score if I made some pretty sugar cookies.

Hope that you have been well, Suzanne. I'm going to return and do plenty of snooping one day soon.

Cindy La Ferle said...

I have missed my visits here, as it's been a rough season caring for my mother and I haven't been online quite as much.

How timely that you are posting a sugar cookie recipe. My son is coming home tomorrow for Christmas, from Chicago, and I plan to make sugar cookies as part of our holiday tradition.

Thank you for this!

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