Monday, May 14, 2012

Cut out sugar cookies: Sweet cookie is a key to someone's heart!

 Baking cookies is a special time for my family ^^, not that we have any tradition or something, it's just fun to do.

Cut out sugar cookies
 Cut out cookie is fun to make, but you will need more time than other kinds of cookie, because the dough need to be chilled until firm before cut it in to desired shape.
The shape of the cutter is important, don't forget that you need to choose the similar size or put the same size in the same baking pan so the baking time will be the same or you will get varied result (and I didn't mean good, -*-).
This cookie is a bit sweeter than the previous cut out cookies that I made, but the taste is good esp. for the children my nephew and my niece are crazy about it, hehe, they can't stop eating. It's easier to make too because the dough is firmer (and not melt quickly).
I think serve it with a cup of strong coffee for the grown up like us or a cup of milk or hot cocoa for the children, and I'm sure you will find a key to someone's heart, ^^.






Cut out sugar cookies
Makes about  2 dozens 2 1/2 inches cookies (or more depend on the size)




230g ............................. Unsalted butter
300g ............................. Granulated sugar
2 .................................... Eggs
1tbsp ............................. Vanilla extract
420g .............................. All purpose flour
2 1/2tsp ........................ Baking powder
1/2tsp ........................... Sea salt


1. Sift together the flour and baking powder. Set aside.





2. In the large bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the butter, salt and sugar on medium-low speed.





3. Using a fork, beat the egg and vanilla together and mix into the butter-sugar mixture. Add the flour mixture one-half at a time, mixing only until mixture begins to form a mass. Empty the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead four or five times, or just until smooth. Divide the dough into quarters. Using lightly floured hands, shape the dough into four disks. Dust lightly with flour and wrap each with plastic. Chill for at least 30 minutes.

4. Preheat the oven to 350°F.



5. On a lightly floured pastry cloth or board, working with one-fourth of the dough at a time, roll the dough to a 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. After cut ting, transfer the cookies to a sheet of wax paper. Carefully place on cookie sheets.
6. Bake the cookies for 12 for small shape or 15 minutes for larger shape, or until the edges begin to brown. To ensure even browning, toward the end of baking time rotate the sheets from top to bottom and front to back. Let stand on pans for 1 or 2 minutes. With a thin metal spatula, remove to cooling racks.


Cut out sugar cookies: Sweet cookie is a key to someone's heart!

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