Thursday, October 21, 2010

We love to bake!

When the fall decor went on sale last year, I bought several Halloween and fall cookie cutters - so last night Jonathan and I decided to make homemade sugar cookies (pumpkins, ghosts, and leaves)! We also made his favorite glaze icing that his mom made anytime they baked sugar cookies.  Here's the recipe if you want to try it!

The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies:
-1 1/2 cups butter, softened
-2 cups white sugar
-4 eggs
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
-5 cups all-purpose flour
-2 teaspoons baking powder
-1 teaspoon salt

Directions:   In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight). 
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely. (Says it makes 60 cookies, but it depends on size of cookie cutters)

Glaze Icing
- Powdered sugar
-Almond extract
Directions: Pour powdered sugar into a bowl. Slowly add drops of hot water to make powdered sugar dissolve into a glaze. Keep repeating until you have enough to cover all cookies. Add almond extract to taste.

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