Sunday, November 28, 2010

SUGAR cookies

My Christmas weakness and really the only sweet holiday treat that really tempts me, but it's a tradition, is sugar cookies!!

The boys and I whipped up a batch today, even though I didn't have food coloring or fancy sprinkles (plain sugar works well) and mmmm, the result is delicious!!! This recipe is from Rosie's Bakery Chocolate-Packed, Jam-Filled, Butter-Rich, No-Holds-Barred Cookie Book by Judy Rosenberg.

Sugar Cookies

2 & 1/4 cups AP flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 tsp salt
12 & 1/2 tbs butter, cold, cut into 12 pieces
1 large egg
1 tbs vanilla extract

1. Put the flour, both sugars, the baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt in a food processor and process for 5 seconds.

2. Distribute butter over the flour mixture and pulse until the dough resembles a coarse meal, about 30 seconds.

3. Stir the egg and vanilla together in a cup. With the processor running, pour the mixture through the feed tube and process until the dough comes together, about 35 seconds.

4. Remove the dough from processor and knead for several seconds.

5. Divide dough in half, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.

6. When ready, preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

7. Roll out one dough (in between two pieces of wax paper) and cut cookies. Repeat with other dough.

8. Bake for 15-20 minutes (mine took about 13 minutes).

9. Glaze with following recipe when cooled.

1 cup minus 2 tbs powdered sugar
1/4 cup heavy cream
Vanilla (my addition)

I sprinkled my glazed cookies with a little sugar. This recipe made about 22 cookies.


  1. Well it's nice to see you blogging again, I've been having Kitchen Curiosity withdrawals!

  2. Yum! I love sugar cookies, but never make them from scratch. I'm going to make these this week! I'm also going to try the acorn squash you recommended from PW website! Mmmm, can't wait! Miss you dear friend and thinking about you!!!