Monday, February 6, 2012

Sugar Cookies

This recipe is from a local grocery store & it makes the best sugar cookies!  I went to a class & the two ladies that gave it, said that even when they have other chefs come in with their own sugar cookies to demo, they always substitute this one because it never fails.  Here's the recipe:


Ingredients:

3 cups flour
3/4 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 T. milk
powdered sugar for rolling  out dough

To make the dough:

Sift together the flour, baking powder & salt.  Set aside.

Place butter & sugar in large bowl of stand mixer & beat until light in color.  Add egg & milk
& beat to combine.


Put mixer on low speed, gradually add flour & beat until mixture pulls away from the side of the bowl.    Divide the dough in half, wrap in waxed paper & refrigerate for 2 hours.
 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

To make the cookies: 

Sprinkle surface where you will roll out dough with powdered sugar.

Remove 1 wrapped pack of dough from fridge at a time.  Sprinkle rolling pin with powdered sugar and roll out dough to 1/4" thick.  Move the dough around to make sure it is not sticking. 

Cut into desired shape, place at least 1" apart on greased baking sheet, parchment, or silicone     baking mat, and bake for 7-9 minutes or until cookies are just beginning to turn brown around the edges, rotating cookie sheet halfway through baking.

Let sit on baking sheet for 2 minutes after removal from oven and then move to complete cooling on wire rack.  Serve as is or ice as desired.  Store in airtight container for up to 1 week.

For icing:  Use a royal icing or some other icing recipe that you prefer.  To make the heart, put a drop of icing in  the center & take a toothpick from the top of the dot & pull it through & down.
       
I am sharing this with:

Mix It Up Monday!
Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage
Tea Party Tuesday
Table Top Tuesday
Your Cozy Home Party
Crazy Sweet Tuesday
Mrs. Fox's Sweets Party
Rock 'n Share Party
Full Plate Thursday
Thriving on Thursdays
Decorating Challenge
Foodie Friday
Pink Saturday
Sweets for Saturday
Link 'n Greet Party
Seasonal Sundays

45 comments:

  1. I love the shapes,Kitty - specially the teapot:)Looks so cute!I was planning to try making sugar cookies this week.So far we've had store-bought ones only, so I was planning to try my hand at baking some at home - guess you had read my thoughts dear!!Happy Monday!

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  2. Hi Kitty,
    oh my, how romantic and cute look those cookies. The tea pot is so nice for tea time. And your hearts are beautiful. What a nice treat for Valentines day. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  3. Your sugar cookies are perfect for tea time. Thanks for sharing your recipe too, I'll try it and compare to the one I've been using. I have the teapot cutter as well, it's really sweet.
    Judith

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  4. Such pretty cookies! Love how the heart is made in the icing, and the little tea pots!

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  5. Hello Kitty,
    Your sugar cookies are so pretty. I especially like the little teapots; perfect for tea time! I'm glad you shared how to make the little hearts in the icing too. I knew how but I'm sure there are many who don't know. Thank you for sharing with us today and enjoy your week.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  6. Hello Kitty! I'm going to try this recipe out. They look so pretty. Pat

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  7. Your cookies are really cute! I've saved the recipe and look forward to giving it a try-thanks:@)

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  8. Miss Kitty, these cookies are almost as cute as you are!

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  9. Those are the prettiest cookies EVER!!!!!

    WELL DONE!!

    Yum!!

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  10. Such pretty cookies! Thank You for sharing the recipe!!
    Aledia~

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  11. Kitty, these are such pretty cookies! I would LOVE to be able to make them!!

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  12. Your cookies are so pretty. I love sugar cookies. There is just something about them. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  13. Your sugar cookies are very pretty! Now I'm going to need a teapot cutter!

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  14. Looks like someone's going to enjoy a very sweet Valentine's!

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  15. Thanks for sharing! Going to try to make some with grandchild,wish me luck! Joann

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  16. Such beautiful cookies - I especially LOVE the teapot shape! Delicious and lovely :)
    Mary x

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  17. I love those teapot cookies. Maybe I've been living under a rock, but I didn't realize until recently how many cookie cutter shapes there are these days. As you can probably guess, I don't make many cookies these days! Sugar cookies are always a big hit. In high school, one of my teachers let us have a party, and all we kids had to bring food. I baked sugar cookies like these with buttercream icing (unusual for cookies, but that's what I like) and was embarrassed when I got to school to see everyone else had store bought treats. Turns out, my cookies were the hit of the party.

    That is when I learned the important lesson of how special people think it is to make something from scratch. Your friends and family are probably just as excited when they bite into your wonderful sugar cookies.

    Thanks for sharing this recipe at my party so we can all try it!

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  18. Greetings,

    I love your teapot & heart cookies...they are adorable!

    Lisa

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  19. these cookies are just so sweet and perfect for the upcoming Vday!!! I love how you put the little hearts w/ icing on them in that technique - it is so cool - I have yet to be able to do that!

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  20. Love your sweet cookies!! My mom used to make pretty sugar cookies like this when I was young. I have a huge tin of cookie cutters including that teapot one but rarely get them out to make cookies-I really should!

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  21. So pretty! Love the teapots! Thanks for sharing at Mrs Foxs Sweet Party :)

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  22. They are so pretty & lovely!!.Saw you @ Mrs.Fox Sweet Party, If you get a chance, pl link with my event too
    Decorating Challenge- Valentine’s Day Ideas

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  23. I will enjoy this recipe. The pale pink icing and designs are so pretty!!

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  24. Hi Kitty,
    I just love Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies and your recipe is wonderful. I can just see a plate of these lovely's for a nice Valentine Tea for all my Special Blogger Friends, which would include you of course. Hope you have a fabulous week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  25. Who doesn't love a good sugar cookie? Yours are so sweet and pretty!
    HPS!
    Happy Valentines Day!
    ♥ Jil

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  26. Thanks for the recipe...your cookies turned out fabulous! Thanks for sharing. Happy Valentine Pink Saturday!! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

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  27. Kitty, Your cookies are beautiful and I just love it that you share the recipe. Happy Valentines Day and Happy Pink Saturday. ~Marti

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  28. OH those cookies look adorable. They must taste so good. Happy pink Saturday

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  29. HI nice to meet you! I am visiting from Beverly's. These cookies look delishious, and are so cute!!

    Debbie

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  30. I love youre cookies,they are gorgeous and sweet,have a mice weekend,greetings Musje from the Netherlands.

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  31. Happy Pink Saturday Kitty Sweetie...
    What a gorgeous and yummy share just in time for
    Valentine's Day. I am going to try and make some
    of these to take to work on Tuesday. Looks like
    something everyone would love. Men and women love
    a good cookie. Better than chocolate any day.

    I love the hearts you made in the frosting. How cute
    and personal that makes each cookie. I can't wait to
    give them a try. I will let you know how mine turn out.
    I am your newest follower. Can't wait to see what
    you share next.

    Have a glorious and blessed weekend. Many country hugs
    and much Valentine love, Sherry

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  32. They look so good I had to Pin it! Happy Pink Saturday! ~Diane (I am #16)

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  33. Kitty, these look so good, and they're sooo pretty!! I really love the teapot shapes, and you did a great job with the icing. I really enjoy looking at all your recipes on your blog.

    Thanks for sharing and Happy Pink Saturday!

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  34. Your cookies are beautiful! All week I have been craving a beautiful heart shaped sugar cookie. Guess what I will be doing tomorrow?

    Thank you!
    Terry

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  35. These are gorgeous! And I bet they taste heavenly too :)
    xoxo Kristi @ mysanfranciscokitchen.com

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  36. Fabulous post for Valentine's day. I love your pink!

    Flamingo Love is my one of my pink this week. Have a great weekend.

    PS. I am now your follower.

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  37. Adorable cookies Kitty! I've bookmarked your recipe!

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  38. Thank you so much for sharing. I love to cook and am a huge foodie. I'm always looking for new recipes and blogs out there that share my love of cooking.

    Hugs, LisaKay
    Belles Roses Romantiques

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  39. Oh my theses are soooo pretty and I'm sure just as yummy........

    Smiles~
    Mari

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  40. Thanks a lot for visiting my blog & sharing them...They are so pretty.Happy Valentine's day!!

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  41. Kitty, these are adorable. I'm going to make them one day for a tea party for my daughter :) Thank you so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday!

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  42. I am visiting you through Judith from Lavender Cottage. She mentioned Sugar Cookies and I am there!! Your recipe looks good and thought I might try it with my granddaughters this weekend. Your cookies look amazing!! Thanks so much for the recipe.
    Brenda
    Down Memory La La Lane

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