15 February 2013

The day after...Sugar Cookies!

Accidentally left them out all night, but they still taste fine!

Valentine's Day sugar cookies
I made these using Mum's recipe. It is THE BEST sugar cookie recipe ever. I usually make at least one batch every Christmas. I made heart ones for Lilly's wedding shower as well.

Mum's Sugar Cookies
1 cup butter or margerine
1 cup powdered sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp soda
2 1/4 cups flour

1) Beat butter/margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla to mixture and cream. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture and mix til combined.

2) Chill dough for at least 30 minutes (can be chilled overnight).

3) When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350F. Remove portion of dough (not doing it all at once makes it easier to roll and cut out) and roll out on floured surface until it's about 1/4 inch thick (may be a bit thinner, but not by much or they'll be too crispy). Use cookie cutters of your choice to cut out shapes. Rotate out the dough portion you're using when there is not much left/it warms up too much. Leave at least 1/4 inch between cookies when you lay them out on the cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes (edges should just barely start to turn golden).

4) Let cool completely on a flat surface before frosting. (Frequently I wait a day before frosting them.) I usually frost them with a mixture of powdered sugar and milk, thin enough to spread on with a brush but thick enough not to run all over the place. Decorate as you like. Wait for the frosting to dry before stacking them to store or present.

Hope you too have a lazy day after Valentine's Day filled with delicious goodies.

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