Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Tuesdays With Dorie 22: Grandma's All-Occasion Sugar Cookies



I know the sugar cookie is a classic American cookie, but to be honest, here in Australia it isn't very prominent. I'd like to think that we all know what a sugar cookie is though. This week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was chosen by Ulrike of Kuchenlatein; perfect for the Christmas season.



Of course I had all these grand plans of making batches of home made goods for family and friends, but I'm running a bit behind. I know it isn't too late to start now, but I just feel so frazzled about everything that needs to be done for Christmas that I don't know where to start! For instance, today I went searching for a Santa cookie cutter, but do you think I could find one? I thought it was a common shape. Anyway, my current cookie cutter collection only consists of a star, a christmas tree, a flower (see previous post about Linzer Sables) and various sizes of hearts. You can probably tell that I don't do cut out cookies very often. But there is something about the Christmas season that calls for decorated cookies.

For this batch of sugar cookies, I decided to go with a simple heart shape, decorated with plain sugar and also cinnamon sugar. I wasn't too sure if sugar cookies were meant to be really crispy, or slightly chewy. Mine were slightly chewy, but I think i'll cook them a little longer next time to get more of a crispy texture that won't go too soft once iced. It was good to trial the recipe before I start baking them for Christmas though.


9 comments:

vibi said...

So simple, yet... totaly fabulous!
I just loooooove that picture with the single bitten cookie!
Lovely, delicate and truly precious, Bria!

kim said...

they look so pretty! love the simplicity. i'm going to use cinnamon sugar next time :)

chocolatechic said...

They look beautiful.

Tammy said...

I love the hearts. they look so pretty!

Rebecca of "Ezra Pound Cake" said...

WHY are Santa cutters so hard to find?!? I had to order mine online. You'd think they'd be everywhere.

What IS "the" Christmas cookie there?

Teanna said...

Your cookies are absolutely stunning! That cinnamon sugar really is a beautiful touch!

TeaLady said...

Simple is always best. Simple hearts with simple sugar/cinnamon. Perfect!

Bria said...

Thanks everyone. I'll be doing some decorated one for Xmas though!

mangomissives said...

great photos! I kept it really simple for this recipe as well.