Sunday, April 01, 2007

Sugar Cookies-No Rolling Involved


How many of you love sugar cookies, but hate the whole rolling out process? I just tried this new recipe from Everyday Food (April 2007) and not only are these cookies incredibly tasty, but you don't have to roll them out. Really!

Sugar Cookies (my new favorite recipe)

2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup butter (or 1 stick/8 tbsp), softened
1 1/2 cups sugar, plus some for sprinkling on top
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup sour cream

In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Set aside.

With an electric mixer, blend the butter and sugar until it forms a paste. Add the egg and vanilla, and blend well.

With the mixer speed on low, add in 1/2 of the flour mixture; followed by the sour cream, then the remaining flour mixture. Mix until just smooth. The dough will be stiff. You may have to use a wooden spoon and mix it by hand to get the flour really incorporated.

Drop approximately 3 tbsp (yes, you heard that right) of dough per cookie on an ungreased baking sheet 3-4 inches apart. Shape and flatten somewhat, and then sprinkle with sugar.

Bake at 350 F until the cookies edges and tops just begin to brown, about 18-22 minutes.

These cookies bake into HUGE, chewy on the outside, soft on the inside sugar cookies. You could make them smaller but make sure to reduce the baking time and watch them carefully. These are for sure going to be a lunch box favorite in our house for a long time to come.

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