Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Sugar Cookies

Katie has been busy making sugar cookies. If she has tried one recipe, she has tried a gazillion. I, keeping with the motto of work smart not hard, am enjoying the fruits of her labor. She has been testing different recipes for a couple of years in search of the perfect sugar cookie and I believe she has finally found one. Thank Heavens! She tweaked it a little and now it is just right…

 • 2 ¼ cup all purpose flour

• 1 tsp. baking powder

• ¼ tsp. salt

• ½ cup butter, softened

• 1/3 cup sugar

• 1 egg

• 1 tsp. vanilla extract

• 6 oz. white chocolate

Here are her exact instructions-

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In small saucepan over low heat, melt the white chocolate and set aside. In small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt (so they're well combined) and set aside.

In large mixer bowl beat butter and sugar until creamy. Blend in egg and vanilla extract. Beat in melted white chocolate. Gradually beat in flour mixture until soft dough forms. Shape dough in ball; flatten to 3/4" thickness. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate 15 minutes until firm.

On lightly floured surface, roll out dough to desired thickness (I like mine pretty thick!). I also put mine on parchment paper. Bake until edges are golden. (I think if the edges start to get the SLIGHTEST bit barely golden, they are over cooked - take them out when they still look not quite done. I cooked them for 6 minutes.) Let stand 2 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets and cool completely.

We enjoyed these over Christmas and I am just itching to bake some more because they didn’t last long!


  1. I wish y'all would all just road trip to Virginia, and we could just talk and talk and talk while Katie baked and baked and baked. Then we would all eat them up. They look delish.

  2. The cookies look so yummy! It's been ages since I've had a good sugar cookie! :)

  3. Beautiful!! Seriously, I threatened to Julie that I was going to pack up my family and head up to Virginia for the holidays. Maybe I'll bake up some cookies and do that next year - haha!