My daughter made these and my son took the picture. At first glance it might not seem like an appropriate first post from someone who is claiming to write a food blog, but look again. It’s March, school is in session, and my children who certainly have other things to do (like homework and cleaning the bathroom) decided to contribute to their mother’s first ever blog post. How sweet. The three of us had fun and the cookies were tasty. Sometimes you just have to go with it.
Classic Sugar Cookies
Adapted from Southern Living Incredible Cookies
1 cup of butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups flour
¼ teaspoon Kosher salt
Beat butter and sugar with a mixer until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and beat well. Gradually add flour and salt and beat until well blended. Divide dough in half, cover and chill for about 1 hour.
Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Dust with flour if the dough is sticky. Cut out shapes with cookie cutters and transfer to a lightly greased baking sheet.
Bake at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes until edges are just lightly browned. Cool on baking sheet for a minute then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Yield: 2 – 3 dozen depending on the size of cookie cutter used
1 cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoons warm water (or more)
Liquid food coloring (optional)
Mix together the powdered sugar and water. The consistency should be like thick syrup. Tint with food coloring.
Dip cookies into glaze and set aside to let them harden.