Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Valentine Cookies to die for.
Just a little hint to make them better. Bake and frost them a day ahead and place them in an air tight container overnight. I bet you never thought making good cookies was like making good wine. (Not that I've ever made wine--except one time by mistake with a poorly sealed bottle of homemade grape juice). The moisture from the frosting fusses in with the cookie, along with its flavor, making the cookie softer and more flavorful.
Give them a try. You'll not be sorry.
CAROLYN'S SUGAR COOKIES: makes aproximately 3 1/2 dozen 4" cookies
2 cups butter (softened)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
Cream above ingredients together and then add:
4 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
Mix together and then roll out aprox.1/4" thick
(cab be done immediately w/o needing to chill)
Bake at 350 degrees for aprox 11-12 min. depending on size of cookie.
Bake until you see the first signs of brown on the edges.
Cool and frost with buttercream frosting.
1/4 cup butter (soft)
1/4 cup sour cream
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk
Mix together until smooth. Add food coloring, frost cookies and ENJOY!