Friday, January 21, 2011

Sugar Cookies


Like a lot of folks out there, I searched high and low for the perfect Sugar Cookie recipe and for a long time not everybody liked my sugar cookies. Especially my mom, her comment has always been "A little too much baking powder, no?"
And baking powder it was. I found this baking powder-less recipe at this amazing blog created by an extremely creative lady called Louise. And this has been my go-to Sugar Cookies ever since. I made those cookies for my Arabic Calligraphy class.

Adapted from CakeJournal

Vanilla sugar cookies:
-Makes 25-30 medium sized cookies.

300g granulated white sugar(OR 200g granulated sugar and 100g of confectioners' sugar)
300g cold unsalted butter, diced
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
500g All-purpose flour, sifted

Extra flour for kneading and rolling.


Steps:

1. In a bowl with a hand mixer and paddle attachment, mix the two types of sugar, vanilla and the eggs.
2. Add the flour and the butter and keep mixing just until the dough comes together or gather it together by hand.
3. Knead the dough lightly by hand on your flour dusted kitchen counter.
4. Wrap it well in cling film. Chill the dough for 2 hours or overnight.
5. Roll out the dough on the unwrapped cling film, lightly dusted with flour.
6. Line a baking sheet parchment paper, preheat the oven to 325F (170C)and place the rack in the middle of the oven.
7. Cut the cookies in the shapes you desire. And place on Baking sheet.
8. Depending on Cookie size, bake them from 15-20 mins. Or until edges turn light
brown.

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