I know I’ve been posting a few sugar cookies here but this time I tried out Alton Brown of Food Network recipe. I think I like this recipe better than the previous one. Since I will be submitting these cookies for the Aspiring Baker # 26 Creative Christmas Motif Bakes hosted by Alan of Travelling Foodies I decided to use snowflakes cookie cutter and decorates it with royal icing. I am not a fan of decorating cakes or cookies but after doing it a few times I got the hang of it. I kind of enjoy doing it now :)
Recipe from : Alton Brown of Food Network
2 stick/1 cup unsalted butter – softened
1 cup sugar
3 cups flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg – beaten
1 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla (additional)
Some powder sugar – for rolling out the dough
1. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. Place butter and sugar in large bowl of electric stand mixer and beat until light in color.
2. Add egg, vanilla and milk and beat to combine. Put the mixer on low speed, gradually add flour, and beat until mixture pulls away from the side of the bowl. Divide the dough in half, wrap in waxed paper, and refrigerate for 2 hours.
3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Sprinkle the work surface where you will roll out dough with powdered sugar. Remove 1 wrapped pack of dough from refrigerator at a time, sprinkle rolling pin with powdered sugar, and roll out dough to 1/4-inch thick.
4. Cut into desired shape, place at least 1-inch apart on greased baking sheet, parchment, or silicone baking mat, and bake for 10 or until cookies are just beginning to turn brown around the edges, rotating cookie sheet halfway through baking time.
5. Let sit on baking sheet for 2 minutes after removal from oven and then move to wire rack for complete cooling. Serve as is or ice as desired. Store in airtight container for up to 1 week.
I am submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers #26 – Creative Christmas Motif Bakes! hosted by Alan of Travellingfoodies