Monday, February 27, 2017

Sugar Cookies


 It's after school Cooking Camp at Nana's again!  Look at the pretty tea time tray for Cissy. 


 This is the pretty teacup that Cissy picked out for today.  It's one that my daughter (Cissy's mom) gave to me.  it goes with Cissy's shirt and the cookies!  Good choice, Cissy!


In this picture,  Cissy has outlined the cookie first and is now flooding the center with icing.  


  Cissy is doing more flooding and then decorating with sprinkles that she chose.  I said to her, "Cissy, you're doing so well.  You're my top student!"  Cissy replied, "Uh Nana, I'm you're only student!"  Oh, funny girl!



yield: About 3 dozenprint recipe

Sugar Cookies

This recipe always turns out great! It came from a local grocery store, and I hope you give it a try.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 t. vanilla (my addition)
  • Powdered sugar for rolling out the dough

INSTRUCTIONS:

To make the dough:
  1. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  2. Place the butter and sugaar in large bowl of electric mixer and beat until light in color. Add egg, milk, and vanilla and beat to combine.
  3. Put mixer on low speed, gradually add flour mixture, 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.
To make the cookies:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Sprinkle the surface where you will roll out the dough, with powdered sugar.
  3. Remove 1 wrapped pack of dough from the refrigerator at a time. Sprinkle rolling pin with powdered sugar, and roll out dough to 1/4" thick. Move the dough around and check underneath frequently to make sure it isn't sticking. If dough has warmed during rolling, place a cold cookie sheet on top for 10 minutes to chill.
  4. Cut into desired shapes, place at least 1" apart on greased cookie sheet, parchment covered baking sheets, or silicone baking mats. Bake for 7-9 minutes or until cookies are just beginning to brown around the edges, rotating cookie sheet halfway through baking time.
  5. Let sit on baking sheet for 2 minutes after removal from the 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.
Easy Icing:
  1. Mix together: 1 and 1/2 cups powdered sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla or almond flavoring 1 teaspoon light corn syrup 2-2 and 1/2 tablespoons room temperature water pinch of salt If icing is too thick, add a little water. If too thin, add a little powdered sugar. Add gel or liquid food coloring. Use squeeze bottle for easy decorating, outlining your design first, and then flooding the center and spreading with a knife.
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40 comments:

  1. Cissy is a natural...love her concentration! I'll definitely try the cookie and icing recipes! Thank you!

    Jane x

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  2. She is very focused! That's how one does it? Outline then fill in? Well now, I should try that. You two gals have lots of fun together...

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  3. How very sweet! Missing my own granddaughters now, but we will be home soon! Such a lovely tea tray. Good job Cissy!

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  4. So adorable Kitty! I want to join Cissy in your Cooking Camp, she could me some pointers and flooding tips :)

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  5. Sugar cookies are so versatile and great for all special occasions to use our favourite cookie cutters. I don't make cut-out cookies so much anymore, but I have the same teapot cutter you have used here. The cookies look great, and Cissy looks like a pro with the decorating! She must love coming to Nana's for after school cooking camp ;)
    Wendy

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  6. I bet those cookies taste as good as they look! What fun for you and Cissy!

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  7. Oh my goodness, I wanna join Nana's Cooking Class! You both made pretty teapot cookies, does it get any better?

    Oh yes, it does - you get to have a lovely teatime after - with the prettiest pink flowers, beautiful teacup - and the sweetest teatime partner/student/love ever! She has the kindest eyes.

    Hugs. ♥

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  8. What pretty cookies and Cissy looks right at home baking cookies with her Nana. What fun you two must have baking and sipping tea together. Have a lovely day, my lovely friend.

    Hugs,
    Sandi

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  9. Oh I just want to hug Cissy. She is adorable. Such cute cookie too! Pinning the recipe....Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  10. What fun! Cissy is a doll! You are making memories. For cut out sugar cookies I use a recipe that Jacqueline from Purple Chocolat Home published a few years ago. It uses a white cake mix (but you could use chocolate if you wanted to). It is super easy to roll out - requires no refrigeration and tastes awesome. I like easy! lol

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  11. Super sweet - both your granddaughter and the cookies :-)
    Amalia
    xo

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  12. Cissy did a a wonderful job with the sugar cookies--they're perfect for tea time! I have some teapot and teacup cookie cutters, but never actually used them for baking...one is currently hanging from my chandelier. HA!

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  13. Cissy is adorable Kitty and I'm sure as sweet as she looks. I love her pretty top and the cookies and tea cup are so pretty. You should have titled this post pretty and sweet! I'm saving the recipe, the cookies look delish and I think Cissy did a lovely job decorating the cookies. Blessings sweet friend..........

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  14. Kitty, those cookies look so delicious! What a pretty pink! Your teacup, saucer, and matching spoon are so feminine and sweet!

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  15. What a doll...with a sense of humor, too! LOL
    I love sugar cookies, as they were the only ones my Mom would make at Christmas. I'll have to compare her recipe with yours. If different, I'll make them both & have a taste-off!!!

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  16. p.s. I have those same tea cup & tea pot cookie cutters!!!

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  17. Hi Kitty, looks like lots of fun at your cooking camp. Cissy is so talented and did a beautiful job decorating the sugar cookies. Love all your photos. The teacup Cissy picked for the day is beautiful!! Thank you for sharing your sugar cookie recipe. It is one of my favorites.
    Have a wonderful week. Blessings and joys xo ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒบ

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  18. I iced sugar cookies with royal icing for the first time last week. Yes...for the first time!!!!!!! It always intimidated me, so I shied away from it. Turns out it's not nearly as scary as I'd worked it up in my mind to think! Tell Cosby hers turned out great...better than mine!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Have a great week!

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  19. Oh those cookies look yummy! I do love a good sugar cookie with a cup of tea or coffee.
    You have a prize student there. :)

    Have a blessed week, dear Kitty

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  20. Oh those cookies look yummy! I do love a good sugar cookie with a cup of tea or coffee.
    You have a prize student there. :)

    Have a blessed week, dear Kitty

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  21. What a sweet time and thinking of the memories being made. I never knew any of my grandparents since they had all passed on before I had a chance to even remember them. She will never forget these times spent with you, Kitty. I hope your week is off to a great start! ♥

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  22. Cissy is going to be a great baker and decorator. Starting young is the key. Her cookies are adorable. Perfect for both of you to have a teapot cookie cutter!

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  23. Beautiful cookies-and they match Cissy and our springlike weather.Love that tea cup too. Enjoy your grandkids time, Kitty!

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  24. She is so adorable, what could be more fun than an afternoon and grandma's making [and eating!] teapot sugar cookies!
    Jenna

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  25. These sound amazing!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  26. I see you are at it again Kitty. Baking some delightful treats and spending fun times being a Nana. Love the pretty teacup.

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  27. These look delicious ... and fun. :)

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  28. So sweet, Kitty. I love that Cissy gets to pick out her own tea cup. She is a doll! Enjoy your weekend.

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  29. Dear Kitty:
    I am telling you - this girl is well on her way to become a Pastry Chef! So cute and her tray looks lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. Kitty, looks Nana's top student is learning fast! Can I hire her for the summer? :-)

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  31. Cookies are my Grand's favorite also. These look scrumptious and so ...teatime! Thanks, Sandi

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  32. I swear we must be soul sisters! I'm making chocolate sugar cookies today and creating my favorite Mint Cookies (from the Girl Scouts!) Love your photos of your helper, XOXO

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  33. The cookies look great and I'll bet Cissy is having a blast learning with you Kitty:@)

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  34. I love it when a great cookie recipe is found and used over and over again! So sweet to see the fun tea party you had with Cissy! She has a desire to learn from you, and you are making such precious memories together, that is awesome! What a great idea to put the frosting into the plastic bottle, an easy way to get that frosting on the cookies :)

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  35. Another fun tea party! Those sugar cookies look delectable. Cissy looks as if she had the best time and I love the teacup she chose.

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  36. Nana and Cissy remind me of me and my grandmother :-) Oh how I loved to visit, and spend the night every other Saturday. I'm sure Cissy loves to pick out her own tea cup. xx

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  37. Hi Kitty, your cookies look and sound so good! Thanks for sharing the recipe to make them at C&C with J&J. Hope you have a nice week.
    Julie

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  38. Top student for sure!! And what a cute one she is. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  39. Cissy is adorable! I love that you get to spend such quality time with your grandchildren. These little sugar tea pot cookies are just perfect for a tea party. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great day and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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  40. Your granddaughter is so cute Kitty. Wanted to go make these cookies but I don't have enough butter.. need to run out and get some.. but its so cold today , gling to jot it down these will be good for the easter cut out cookies coming from you I'm sure it is a good recipe.. thank you with love Janice

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