I’ve never really gotten into the tradition of making holiday cookies until two years ago. A good friend of ours decided she wanted to make them while we were hanging out. To my surprise they were really fun and easy to make!
The first cookies we decided to make were classic sugar cookies. The best thing about sugar cookies is that the dough can be a base for several other cookies.
Being that I am fairly new to this cookie making game, I needed a solid recipe. One that wouldn’t fail me. This is where I usually go through my books to find one, but they are still in boxes. (More on that in another post.) So I had to head over to the lovely web and search for one.
After about five minutes of looking, I decided I would try Alton Brown’s sugar cookie recipe. I figured why not. I grew up watching Alton Brown, he is a cool guy, and he knows what he’s doin.
Alton Brown’s Sugar Cookies
Pre heat oven to 375 degrees.
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
8oz tempered butter
1 egg scrambled
Sift the first three ingredients. Set aside.
Cream the sugar and the butter until it is lighter in color.
Add the egg and milk, then blend until fully incorporated.
Gradually add the sifted flour in thirds.
Mix until the cookie dough begins to turn into a ball.
Separate into two balls, wrap them up and refrigerate for at least two hours.
Dust the surface area with confectioners sugar.
Roll out to a 1/4 inch thickness ( making sure the cookie dough doesn’t stick to the surface) and cut to your desired shape. Place on cookie sheet that is lightly buttered.
cook for 8-10 minutes or until, lightly brown on the edges.
Remove cookies from cookie sheet and place on rack after two minutes to cool down completely.
This recipe ended up turning out great! It was easy, and everything I was hoping for. This is definitely a recipe, that I will keep in my back pocket.