Thursday, February 14, 2008

Sugar Cookies

Mmmm...who doesn't love sugar cookies? This recipe is courtesy of Alton Brown from the Cooking Network. I pulled out my trusty heart-shaped cookie cutter and got to work for Valentine's Day. These cookies were DELISH...and I hate to admit just how many I (we!) ate. Needless to say, Daryl and I don't want to look at another cookie for quite some time. At least not until Easter. ;-)

3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tablespoon milk
Powdered sugar, for rolling out dough
Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. Place butter and sugar in large bowl of electric stand mixer and beat until light in color. Add egg and milk and beat to combine. Put mixer on low speed, gradually add flour, and beat until mixture pulls away from the side of the bowl. Divide the dough in half, wrap in waxed paper, and refrigerate for 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Sprinkle surface where you will roll out dough with powdered sugar. Remove 1 wrapped pack of dough from refrigerator at a time, sprinkle rolling pin with powdered sugar, and roll out dough to 1/4-inch thick. Move the dough around and check underneath frequently to make sure it is not sticking. If dough has warmed during rolling, place cold cookie sheet on top for 10 minutes to chill. Cut into desired shape, place at least 1-inch apart on greased baking sheet, parchment, or silicone baking mat, and bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until cookies are just beginning to turn brown around the edges, rotating cookie sheet halfway through baking time. Let sit on baking sheet for 2 minutes after removal from oven and then move to complete cooling on wire rack. Serve as is or ice as desired. Store in airtight container for up to 1 week.


Emiline said...

I made heart shaped sugar cookies today, too!
These look very good. So, no St. Patrick's Day sugar cookies?

Smitty76 said...

Ooh, damn, I forgot about St. Patty's...okay maybe I'll break out the shamrock then...but I'm giving them all away! LOL

OHmommy said...

Printing..... THANKS!

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Sarah Corbin said...

Oh, these are so beautiful and look tasty! I love cookies - which is why I don't bake much =) Heh, heh.

I responded to your comment (thanks!) on my Hamburger Rollup with my version of the recipe. Check it out!

Cheffie-Mom said...

Wow, all of these look SO good!!! I host a (new) food show; its purpose is to celebrate what children are for. I am looking for moms who have recipes for more joy at home to contribute (or link) to my website. The more moms the better. The show raises money for charities that empower families. Anyway, we begin shooting in the spring. My new blog is The show is Dishing with Debbie. I'd love to hear from you. Blessings to you.