These iced lemon cookies make a fun seasonal project or a pretty Easter dessert.
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For Easter, these lemon sugar cookies are cut out into tulip shapes and decorated in spring colors.
My annual holiday cookie decorating party is one of my favorite days of the year. Here is my family recipe as well as tips for baking and decorating.
These thin sugar cookies are ready to be rolled out and decorated in full holiday style.
This is adapted from a recipe published by Girl Scout council leader Florence E. Neil in The American Girl in 1922. Note that the dough is very soft and sticky. If the dough grows too soft as you roll it out you may need to return it to the refrigerator to chill it further before cutting out cookies.
Cookie cutters and sprinkles are the arts and crafts supplies of cookie baking. And getting creative with cookies is one of our favorite holiday baking pastimes. These Sugar Dot Cookies are the perfect blank canvas on which to unleash your inner artist.
These Sugar Dot Cookies are the perfect blank canvas on which to unleash your inner cookie decorating artist.
There are a number of quick and simple sugar cookie baking mixes on the market. But which one is best? Are any even worth using? We conducted a blind taste test to find out which mix yielded cookies worthy of Jolly Old Saint Nick.
My favorite recipe for making sugar cookies with royal icing comes from the venerable Martha Stewart. It's a classic recipe for perfect sugar cookies, the kind that are light and crisp and perfect for decorating. I recommend using brandy or cognac, which adds a butterscotch note to the cookies.
Pink peppercorns are deceiving little things. They're not actually peppercorns but, in fact, dried berries cultivated in Madagascar. To me, these faux peppercorns have a delicate floral taste with a spark of pepperiness.
Does this cookie taste anything like the one offered at my high school? I have no idea. For a taste comparison, you'd have to ask someone who actually ate those cookies. But these cookies taste exactly as I imagined those cookies would taste: buttery and sweet with just a hint of vanilla. They might not be as easy to make as plucking frozen dough from a box, but they are darn close.
The holidays are full of great cookies but no one cookie represents the season better than the sugar cookie.
1. Measure Carefully Any sugar cookie recipe is a delicate proportional balance of fat, sugar and flour, so be sure to measure your ingredients carefully in order to get the desired finished texture (crisp, chewy, delicate, melting, etc). 2. Mind Your Butter! A key step in making sugar cookies is the creaming of butter and sugar. If the butter is too soft, your cookies will be greasy, and if it is too cold, they'll seem like lead weights. It is important to start with evenly softened butter, and the only way to do this properly is to take it out of the refrigerator and, uh, wait. Always soften butter in a temperate environment until it yields gently to pressure;...