I think the most infamous thing to come from this blog is my rolled sugar cookie recipe. After trying out so many recipes over the years, and interjecting a few of my favorite flavors and techniques, I've come up with something I love. They hold their shape so well, they're tender but still sturdy, and the flavor is complex but delicious. They're not too sweet, which is good because they're usually covered with sugary royal icing.
I made these conversation heart cookies for Valentine's Day because they're just so cute!
I'm going to put some on sticks and bring them to work Friday
My Famous Sugar Cookies!
1 1/2 cups butter
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. almond extract
1 tbsp. lemon zest
5 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
Powdered sugar, for rolling
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Cream butter and sugars in a mixer for 5 minutes.
Add in eggs one at a time, mixing thoroughly.
Add in vanilla, almond, and lemon zest.
Beat for 10 seconds.
Add in baking powder and salt, beat again.
Add in flour 1 c. at a time, mix for 15 seconds between each addition.
Do not over mix, this process should take about one minute.
Chill dough for up to a week in the fridge, or roll out and cut right away.
Bake on a parchment lined cookie sheet for about 7 minutes, or until golden brown on the bottom.
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