12/9/08

TWD: Grandma's All Occasion Sugar Cookies


Sorry the posts have been few and far between- I hope I'll be able to pick up speed soon!

This week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was selected by Ulrike of Kuchenlatein. I almost didn't get around to baking these, but my sister, Madeline, had to bring a baked good to a party at school today so she gave me the inspiration to press forward with Tuesdays with Dorie. I'm glad I decided to go ahead with these because it is a really good and simple recipe. There are not any real surprises in the ingredients and the method is also very straight forward. In short, they turned out exactly like a good sugar cookie ought to turn out- crispy on the edges and chewy in the middle with a subtle, sweet flavor.

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Since we made these for a Christmas party we rolled them out and did them as cut-out cookies, but I also like Dorie's suggestion of rolling the dough into a log and making slice and bake cookies. After much deliberation we decided not to frost the cookies and instead sprinkled them with colored sugar before putting them in the oven. Madeline wanted the cookies to be softer so we ended up baking them about 8 minutes instead of 9-11. All in all a great simple bake.

6 comments:

kim said...

they look yummy! :) i used sugar also. not a huge fan of icing on cookies.

Wandering Coyote said...

Oh, you cannot beat a good sugar cookie! Great job!

Cristine said...

I love the festive look! Great job!

Rebecca said...

No apology necessary! Cuuuuute cookies.

Marjie said...

Your cookies are pretty with the colored sugar coating on top! Your little one must love them!

Di said...

Thanks so much for the pralines, Emily! They were waiting on my doorstep when I got home from work and grocery shopping. I haven't tried the traditional ones yet, but the chocolate ones sure are tasty. =)