Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Sugar Cookies

I was craving some cookies the other day, so I thought I'd whip out my ever-reliable sugar cookie recipe.  I had bought an Eiffel Tower cookie cutter last year and hadn't had a chance to use it, so I thought I would give it a try.

The cookie cutter turned out to be okay.  It is pretty massive to say the least, and I had a problem with the top portion of the cookie always falling off (see image below).  Because of this, I ended up just pinching the portion below the break to form the "peak" of the Eiffel Tower.  Not perfect, but it worked.

Here is the recipe I used for the cookies:
       1 cup butter       
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons baking powder
3 cups flour

Preheat oven to 350˚.  In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar with an electric mixer.  Beat in egg and vanilla.  Sift baking powder with flour.  Add flour mixture, 1 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition.  The dough will be very stiff.  Roll and cut out shapes, using flour on your working surface to prevent sticking.  Place cookies on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the cookies are lightly browned.  Remove cookies to cooling grid to cool completely. 

Because the Eiffel Tower cookies ended up being so big, I made some smaller heart-shaped cookies as well.

Come back tomorrow to see how they turned out!

xo Ceilidh

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