knitxcore.: cookies.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009



i made some sugar cookies today with a pal.
it was fun, even though half of the dough ended up on the floor.

old fashioned sugar cookies
Makes about 20 (3 1/2-inch) cookies

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest, plus 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 cup unsalted butter, (2 sticks), softened
2 large eggs
Sanding sugar, for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift flour, baking soda, and salt into a bowl; set aside.

Put sugars and lemon zest in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium speed 30 seconds. Add butter; mix until pale and fluffy, about 1 minute. (go back to the store because you forgot eggs.) Mix in eggs, 1 at a time, and then the lemon juice. (drop half on the floor, use measuring cup to figure out how much was lost. and determine how much flour you need to cut.) Reduce speed; gradually add flour mixture, and mix until just combined.

Scoop dough using a 2-inch ice cream scoop (or just man up and use your hands); space cookies 2 inches apart on parchment-lined baking sheets. Flatten cookies slightly with a spatula. Sprinkle tops with sanding sugar, then lightly brush with a wet pastry brush; sprinkle with more sanding sugar.(or just skip all that extra stuff)

Bake cookies until golden, about 15 minutes (more like 10-12 minutes). Let cool on sheets on wire racks for 5 minutes. Transfer cookies to racks using a spatula; let cool completely. Cookies can be stored in (a snowman tupperware container) an airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days.

srsly, even though we made quite a mess, these cookies were tasty.

will it ever stop raining???

little - je veux des violons



Gloria said...

Yummy! I want some!

annaremedial said...

i've been making double chocolate cookies all week, and they are magical. yours look good!

hibou said...

Seems like a perfect rainy day treat! The moose (elk?) is a nice touch too.

littlebirdbigcity said...

Those cookies look so cute and old fashioned with a moose scouting over them! yum!

Emy Augustus said...

wait, do u live in ny too? cuz yeah, here it's been raining non stop. i hate it. i hate driving in the rain. add me on twitter.

cabin + cub said...

mmmmm... sugar cookies. me likes!
thanks for sharing the recipe and the cute photo ;)

novemberjuliet said...

omg, who is Little? I'm smitten!