I was super excited to make these cookies, they literally took all day to do. Each part must dry before the next can be made. For this cookie, I had about 9 steps, each one coming together to make the final product. I love the basket, I think that was my favorite part. Either way, the end product of one day's decorating was TWO Dorothy cookies and THREE Ruby Slippers. How sad? So much work! Such a great product!
Now, many people have asked me about my own recipe. And, truth be told, I've intentionally never placed it up. Maybe I was being sentimental, but it was something that I wanted to keep to myself. How selfish am I?
Anyway, I've finally decided to share my recipe with all of you. I hope that you will enjoy it. Try it out for yourselves. It is a pretty traditional recipe, except the spices, which I believe really add a lot! Tell me what you think, okay?
Domestic Sugar Cookies:
1 c sugar
1 c butter/margarine
1 lg egg
1 tbsp vanilla extract (real is best!)... beans are even better!
1/2 tsp cardamom
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
3 1/2-4 c flour (Depends on humidity) + 1/3 c for dusting
1. Cream butter and sugar (whip until fluffy). Add egg, vanilla, cardamom and cinnamon. Mix slightly.
2. Add in baking powder and flour, mix until the dough is just JUST not-tacky to the touch (should not stick to your fingers, but should be sticky.
3. Place dough in fridge for 1 hour. Take out a small ball (1/3 of the dough), and roll it out on a lightly dusted surface, roll to 1 inch thickness. You may need to lift dough and dust underneath. I use a pie-scraper for this, works great!
4. Cut out desired shape, place on a cookie sheet (I use parchment to prevent sticking). Place in the freezer to chill for 3 minutes. In the mean time, pre-heat oven to 325 degrees F. When the oven is good and ready, place cookies in the oven and cook for 7-12 minutes. This will depend on the cookie shape/size. Smaller cookies cook faster. Cook until the edges are JUST brown.
Remove and cool. DECORATE! OH-YEAH! :: does vector hip-thrust ::
Coming Up: How-to? Dorothy Tutorial!