Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Grandma's All Occasion Sugar Cookies-Tuesdays with Dorie
I was in the windy and cold city of Chicago the week after Thanksgiving so missed two weeks of Tuesdays with Dorie. Chicago is one of my favorite food cities and many of my favorite restaurants are just a block or two from our hotel. Good thing, too, as it was freezing cold there. Now to these crisp, buttery little beauties-Grandma's All Occasion Sugar Cookies, chosen at a perfect time for the Holidays by Ulrike of Küchenlatein.
Such a perfect all-around cookie, the sugar cookies are basically a blank canvas. You can bake and decorate them in any way, shape or form. However, due to my being "cookie decorating challenged", I just flavored them with orange zest, made slice and bake cookies, sprinkled them with sparkling sugar and tied a big bow around them. I'm looking forward to seeing what other TWD bakers have done with their sugar cookies. Maybe I can get some tips on decorating.
After chilling the roll of dough for 2 hours, I popped them in the freezer for about 30 minutes and was pleased that they were easy to slice and didn't crumble. My final verdict on the sugar cookies is that they are a definite keeper. I froze what I didn't eat so the grandchildren can enjoy them over the Holidays. For December 16, Heather from Randomosityandthegirl has chosen Buttery Jam Cookies on page 80 of Baking From My Home to Yours. For this recipe, head over to Ulrike's awesome blog.
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