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Crispy, Buttery, Crunchy: Sugar Cookie Perfection

greetings.

I had no idea that somewhere between the apartment and the move to Thomas Run, my set of very small cookie cutters disappeared. When I went searching for them in the drawer that holds "all odd kitchen things that I'm looking for", they weren't there. I could only find a cow, a scottie dog, a jumping deer, and a small circle I use to make clay buttons. So these will have to do.

can cows be Christmas-y?

These aren't exactly the most festive of holiday cookie shapes. In my mind, I kept thinking about "maids a-milking….cows?" in order to classify the cookies as "Christmas-y". But the girls were downright demanding that they be "cows jumping over the moon". And is it just me, or does a Scottie Dog not just scream Christmas to you? Okay, maybe I'm pushing it. Oh well, red and green sprinkles, seemed to do the trick.

Anyway….I've always thought of myself as a chewy, soft cookie kind of girl. But these cookies when rolled out paper-thin and cut with small cookie cutters are buttery, crisp and crunchy.

This is a family recipe. I hope I don't get ostrasized for sharing it….

2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter
1 egg
2 teaspoons of vanilla.
(You can also add a drop or two of almond extract. Almond flavor makes my stomach turn. I leave it out.)

Mix the butter, eggs and sugar. Add the flour and vanilla. Divide into 4 balls, wrap, and refrigerate over night or at least 3 hours. Roll out thin–(this is the key). You may need extra flour. Decorate. Bake at 350, for about 8 minutes. (but watch them carefully)

And if I remember, I've also frozen a few balls of the dough for later. I set them out in the morning to come to room temperature and they are ready by mid-afternoon.

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PS. I've somehow managed to royally screw up my blog in my attempt to change domain names–all this technical stuff is bogging me down. So if your feed is not working, or if no one shows up to read my post, I'm going to blame it on technical difficulty. I hope I have some answers tomorrow.

greetings.

I had no idea that somewhere between the apartment and the move to Thomas Run, my set of very small cookie cutters disappeared. When I went searching for them in the drawer that holds "all odd kitchen things that I'm looking for", they weren't there. I could only find a cow, a scottie dog, a jumping deer, and a small circle I use to make clay buttons. So these will have to do.

can cows be Christmas-y?

These aren't exactly the most festive of holiday cookie shapes. In my mind, I kept thinking about "maids a-milking….cows?" in order to classify the cookies as "Christmas-y". But the girls were downright demanding that they be "cows jumping over the moon". And is it just me, or does a Scottie Dog not just scream Christmas to you? Okay, maybe I'm pushing it. Oh well, red and green sprinkles, seemed to do the trick.

Anyway….I've always thought of myself as a chewy, soft cookie kind of girl. But these cookies when rolled out paper-thin and cut with small cookie cutters are buttery, crisp and crunchy.

This is a family recipe. I hope I don't get ostrasized for sharing it….

2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter
1 egg
2 teaspoons of vanilla.
(You can also add a drop or two of almond extract. Almond flavor makes my stomach turn. I leave it out.)

Mix the butter, eggs and sugar. Add the flour and vanilla. Divide into 4 balls, wrap, and refrigerate over night or at least 3 hours. Roll out thin–(this is the key). You may need extra flour. Decorate. Bake at 350, for about 8 minutes. (but watch them carefully)

And if I remember, I've also frozen a few balls of the dough for later. I set them out in the morning to come to room temperature and they are ready by mid-afternoon.

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PS. I've somehow managed to royally screw up my blog in my attempt to change domain names–all this technical stuff is bogging me down. So if your feed is not working, or if no one shows up to read my post, I'm going to blame it on technical difficulty. I hope I have some answers tomorrow.

15 comments on “Crispy, Buttery, Crunchy: Sugar Cookie Perfection”

  1. Such cute shapes! I love the deer, I really want some deer cookie cutters but I can never find any. I did get one recently though, because a few are coming out for Christmas. Haven’t used them yet!

    Good luck with the technical issues

  2. Molly, have I told you lately that I love you? You crack me up, friend.

    And yes, of course they are Chistmas-y… you mean you didn’t grow up leaving out bones for Santa’s Puppy? 🙂

  3. Oh, yea! Things look back to normal. I tried to check in on you yesterday and couldn’t pull up a post newer than June or July. And I could read this morning, but not comment.I’m not normally a sugar cookie baker, but these I might have to try.Happy Ho Ho Ho!L

  4. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm I can smell them from here! I can’t wait to make cut outs too! We manage to get just as many sprinkles on ours as you do. Wonder why?!

    Thanks for your thoughts and prayers today! It made it a little bit easier this morning 🙂

  5. thanks for sharing this recipe! they turned out great! My cookies are not your typical shapes either. We have a lobster, unicorn, pigs, guitar, along with more usual shapes and for my friend who loves skulls, I took out my halloween cutters and made her a dozen sparkling sugary skulls.

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