Thursday, December 23, 2010

SUGAR COOKIE CUT OUTS

This post is dedicated to my brother. He called me today to get my recipe for sugar cookies and scolded me for not posting it on my blog. Last year when he and his family where here for Christmas he took these pictures of the cookies we made, so I could post it on my blog. A year later I still haven't done it. I told him I thought it was too late in the season, and most people had probably already made their sugar cookies, but he thought I should still do it....

So here ya go Brady Shmady...love you and miss you!

Our family tradition is to decorate sugar cookies on Christmas Eve; always decorating a few special cookies for Santa! he he he



SUGAR COOKIE CUT OUTS
(Recipe adapted for Mindika Moments from Betty Crocker)

½ C. (1 stick) butter, softened
1 C. sugar
1 egg
½ C. sour cream
1 t. vanilla
3 ½ - 4 C. flour (start with 3 ½ C. then you can add more, little by little, until a stiff dough forms)*
½ t. salt
1 t. baking soda

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Cream the butter and sugar, then add the egg and beat until fluffy.
3. Add sour cream and vanilla and blend well.
4. Sift together (or mix) flour, soda, and salt and gradually add to creamed mixture. At this point you may need to add a little flour. *
5. Roll out cookies and cut with cookie cutters. Place on an un-greased cookie sheet. When you have a sheet full of cookies, place in the refrigerator for about 5 minutes.**
6. Bake for 7-12 minutes depending on the size of your cutouts and the temp or your oven.***
7. When cool you can frost with your choice of frosting. I use my Vanilla Butter Cream Frosting, recipe found HERE.

ENJOY! and Merry Christmas to all!

*Flour amount can vary based on the altitude and the moisture in the air. High altitudes and dryer climates usually need less flour, but lower altitudes and moister climates need more.

**This step can be skipped but chilling your dough will help your cut out shapes stay in tacked through the baking process. I highly recommend this step if you are baking more detailed cut outs for Christmas, holidays etc…

***Your baking time will vary based on the size of your cut outs. Small 2” in cut outs usually only need about 7-8 minutes, where a larger 3-4” cut out may take up to 12 minutes. I would recommend setting the timer for about 7 minutes and watch carefully. Leave larger cookies in until they start to slightly brown around the edges.



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6 comments:

Leo said...

Thanks, Mindi! I have not yet made sugar cookies. We're doing it today, and I do not have a recipe I love, so I am going to use this one. Very excited.

Iliana said...

I wish we were part of the Thbd family so we could decorate and eat those cookies with you. Always funner to make someone else's kitchen a mess:)

Mariah said...

Yes, these are very delicious! I posted the same exact recipe yesterday. We have good taste. :)

* Nancy * said...

Oh yum! Those cookies are tempting me to make some for neighbors!!

Thank You. :)

Shelby said...

Merry Christmas Mindi! Its never too late for cookies!

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