Food

Sugar Cookies!!!!

IMG_8564Thank you so much for coming back! You have no idea how much I appreciate you! I really do. I hate to sound desperate or needy but I am, so there you have it. Again I apologize for last week. As usual the problem was solved by turning my computer off, having a couple drinks, cursing and crying to all my friends about it only to come home and turn the damn thing on and POOF it was working again. It was like magic. God, I love magic!!

Ok, so this is what was to be posted last week before I THOUGHT my computer broke down which made me ACTUALLY break down.

The Holiday’s are right around the corner and what better sweet thing to have on hand than Sugar Cookies?

Sugar Cookies should be in your repertoire of recipes. You should be able to whip up a sugar cookie recipe at a moments notice and without looking at a recipe. Sugar Cookies are versatile and can be used in a million different ways. No matter the occasion a sugar cookie could be used. You can sandwich them, decorate them, sprinkles, colors, dessert pizzas on and on and on. Sugar cookies aren’t time consuming and everything you need to make them most people already have on hand in the kitchen. There should be no excuse as to why you can’t throw together this recipe. None.

A joint I used to work at had a quote hanging in the kitchen, “No Excuses, Only Results”. I like to think excuses are cool and we can all come up with one when needed. Yet when you really look at the big picture, get off your ass and make it happen.

That’s just a quick side note by the way.

When I was a kid my Mom always made a ton of sugar cookies for Christmas and let my brothers and I decorate them. The cookies were at their best a couple days later. It’s like the frosting was marinating the cookie and absorbing the sugar and coloring, getting it ready for the next day. You got a little dried frosting top yet the frosting was still soft and sweet underneath, the cookie was still moist and melted in your mouth. Ah, memories. Life is good.

Here’s a sugar cookie recipes that’s quick simple and delicious that you’ll definitely want in your pastry repertoire. Keep it handy, we’ll use it again down the road. Trust me, you’ll be astonished what this simple recipe can do.

 

Sugar Cookies

454g unsalted butter
500g sugar
1Tbsp vanilla
800g flour
2 eggs
1tsp baking soda
1tsp baking powder
1tsp salt

-scale your flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder, set aside
-cream butter, sugar and vanilla until pale, light and fluffy
-scrape down the sides and throw in your two eggs whip just until combined
-add your dry ingredients until dough forms.
-Don’t over mix!! How many times do I have to tell you?
-pat cookie mix flat in plastic wrap, wrap it and keep in the fridge for at least two hours
-roll out to your desired thickness and cut in any shape you wish
-bake at 350 degrees for about 10-12 minutes. Rotate half way through baking.
-keep an eye on the cookies, you don’t want them brown or golden, a nice beige should do
otherwise they will be dry and no one will like them or you. Remember, we’re trying to buy friendship
with food here. A good cookies like a $20 a bad cookies like a $1.

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Cookies and coffee with my SpongeBob mug. The best!

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A little buttercream on the side to frost as you wish.

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A little sprinkle of sugar before baking adds a nice touch. You could even use raw sugar for a different look.

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The magazine shot. Probably should have cleaned the stove first. Ha!

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A herd of vulnerable cookies sitting in my kitchen just waiting to be attacked.

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This is a decent thickness for simply eating with a cup of coffee. If you intend to frost them I would go a little thicker.