I have a huge problem with cut-out sugar cookies. I can never roll the dough out evenly and I can't tell how thick it's supposed to be. I found a recipe a few years ago that I used to make cookies for the goody bags for my in-laws' 50th wedding anniversary, but they aren't "bakery cookies". They are really good, but not what I was looking for.
A search for "bakery sugar cookies recipe" gave me exactly what I wanted. The Best Sugar Cookies really are! I used the trick that I outlined in the post about my in-laws' cookies, but I'll share it again:
If you try these cookies, make sure you follow the steps exactly. The main thing is to roll out the dough, then refrigerate. I think I only messed up 1 cookie after cutting it out, and it was because I wasn't sure which of my cookie cutters to use. After that, it was clear sailing. I put rum flavoring in this batch but I couldn't really taste it.
The finished product:
The cookies were such a hit that I made another batch for New Year's Eve. For this batch, I put in maple flavoring and they were delicious. I could definitely taste the difference between the ones I made the week before. While not many comments were made on the Christmas cookies, MS & YS and YS' GF all raved about how good these were.
The New Year's Cookies:
Only 1 cookie made it past midnight!
These cookies were so easy to make, they just took a little bit of time since the dough needs to stay in the fridge for a minimum of 1-2 hours. I kept mine in for 2 hours which was perfect. I used the "easy cookie frosting" because, well, it was definitely easier and I didn't want a "fail" on the cookies! The frosting dried in a couple of hours although the recipe says they take around 24.
Do you have a go-to cookie recipe? If so, is it easy and quick or time-consuming?
I actually only made a Hoska and instead of doing the braid I just did two loaves. Don't need the cookies in the house. I do have a few go to recipes but just didn't feel like baking. It was enough decorating the house. I definitely want to try the Egg Nog Bread. My son did want some Spritz cookies so I will make them for his birthday. Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
The Eggnog Bread is absolutely wonderful. It's so moist and is a great baked present!Delete
Wow!!! I just spent 2 hours down the rabbit hole of all things sugar cookies and icing! So fun! I have always loved the idea of holiday sugar cookies but never found a recipe I was happy with so I'm really excited to give this one a try. The baking blog you have linked is one of my favorite go-to's for new recipes but I'd not discovered the sugar cookies...thanks so much for the post!ReplyDelete
I hadn't heard of the blog before but will have to do some further investigating! Let me know how the cookies turn out!Delete