Saturday, March 24, 2012
My First Attempt at Sugar Cookies
Sugar cookies are kind of impossible to make without a rolling pin. : )
So when my friend and I decided to get together and catch up, we thought that it would be fun to chat while decorating something. A first we were going to make cupcakes, but in the end we chose sugar cookies, and then I went to buy a rolling pin.
Joy of Baking and I found it really easy to make. There's also a video to show you the entire process of making sugar cookies.
Sugar Cookies [source]
-3 cups all purpose flour
-1/2 tsp salt
-1 tsp baking soda
-1 cup softened butter
-1 cup white sugar
-2 tsp vanilla
First, whisk together the flour, salt and baking soda. Then in a separate bowl, mix the butter and sugar together using a hand mixer for about 3 minutes. Then add the eggs and vanilla to your butter and sugar and beat those in as well. Then add the dry mixture into the wet mixture and beat until well incorporated. Wrap the dough in some saran wrap and put it in the fridge for an hour.
Once the dough has firmed up in the fridge, lightly dust your counter-top with flour as well as your rolling pin, and begin to roll out your dough until it is 1/4 inch thin. Then use cookie cutters to cut out various shapes of dough. Place the unbaked cookies onto a greased or parchment lined cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.