I hope you all had a good weekend. Here it was quite sunny and warm, but today Ankara decided to be chilly and rainy again; isn’t this the perfect weather to cuddle up in bed with a warm cup of tea and something sweet? 😛 Although I was potentially considering baking something with apples, I decided otherwise, and searched the internet for some cookie recipes.
I recently tried out a tasty chocolate chip cookie recipe, so this time I decided to make some sugar cookies! I found one from allrecipes.com, with over 7,000 reviews, so I figured it would be a reliably good one. It claims to yield 60 cookies, so I decided to halve the measurements. However, I ended up with 70!!!! Hence, use bigger cookie cutters if you don’t want so many, haha.
Sugar Cookies (halved measurements)
- 2.5 cups (295 gr.) flour
- 1 cup (130 gr.) sugar
- 3/4 cup (170 gr.) butter (I used margarine)
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla (I used powder)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
First cream together the butter and the sugar. Then add in the eggs and vanilla. Lastly, add the flour, baking powder, and salt. You will have a relatively thick dough, but you won’t have to particularly knead it. Since I was using an electric hand mixer, towards the end I switched to dough hooks. Cover your bowl with plastic wrap and place it in the fridge for at least an hour.
Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius as you roll out the dough on a floured surface; it should be about 1 cm. thick. Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes and place them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper – do not grease your parchment paper, as this will make your cookies too oily. Bake between 6-8 minutes. As I mentioned earlier, the number of cookies depends on the size of your cookie cutters – mine are pretty small. Also, the thinner the cookies, the quicker they will bake, so keep that in mind. In total, it’s about a 2+ hour process; preparing the batter takes about 10 minutes, chilling the dough requires at least an hour, and baking this many cookies also takes an hour.
Let me know if you try this recipe! I did try out a few cookies with some icing and sprinkles, but that was definitely a recipe for diabetes, as they’re very sweet on their own!! 😀
Until next time!