All my life I have tried to find a good sugar cookie recipe that was good for "cut out" cookies. Either they were tasteless, the dough was hard to roll out or they spread when baking and looked like blobs.
Daughter in law, Katy, had the same problem this Christmas and she took her query to Facebook. Give me a good Sugar Cookie recipe. One of her friends responded with a No Chill Cookie Dough. I tried it yesterday in hopes I could use it for Valentines Day.
Here is the recipe.
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp almond extract
2 tsp baking powder
3 cups All Purpose flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix butter and sugar for three minutes. Beat in egg and flavorings. Combine flour and baking powder, then add slowly to sugar mixture. The dough will be very stiff.
Turn out on floured surface and knead with wet hands.( I did not have to use wet hands as it came together beautifully). Divide dough into manageable batches. Roll out to !/4" and cut with cookie cutter. I put my cookies on a parchment lined pan and baked for 8 to 10 minutes. Check after 8 minutes but mine took 10 minutes.
2 c powdered sugar
1 T milk
1 T light corn syrup
1/4 tsp vanilla or almond
I had to use at least 4T of milk. I just kept adding until it was spreadable. But this icing hardened up just fine. To be sure the recipe was good enough for my blog friends I had a cookie for breakfast this morning!
If you are like me and have struggled to find a good sugar cookie, try this one. It will be my go to recipe from now on.