4 February 2011

Sugar Cookies

Hi All!

Happy Friday : )

Seeing as this is my last week off I wanted to make the most of it. Baking is one of my favourite things to do so I searched the net for a new recipe to try.

I came across a great website called The Brown Eyed Baker.  
  
Everything on there is m-o-u-t-h-w-a-t-e-r-i-n-g

So grab your mixing bowls and wooden spoons and join me in these Soft and Chewy Sugar Cookies...perfect for the weekend.

Yummo!




You will need:

  • 2 Cups / 10oz Plain / All purpose Flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 Cup / 8oz of Unsalted Butter
  • 1 cup / 7 oz Caster sugar, plus ½ cup for rolling dough
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract

Method :

Line or grease two baking trays. Pre-heat your oven to 190c , 375f or Gas Mark 5.

Cream the butter and Sugar together (brown and caster sugar) until light and fluffy.


Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix until combined.



Add the dry ingredients and mix until you have a doughy consistency .



Place the remainder of the Sugar (1/2 cup) in a shallow bowl. Fill another bowl with cold water. Dip your hands in the water (this is so the dough doesn't stick to your hands but allows the sugar to stick to the dough.

Roll 1½ inch balls in your palms and then lightly roll in the sugar. Allow 2 inches between each ball on the baking trays.


Finally lightly butter the bottom of a glass, dip in the remainder of the sugar and lighlty press on each dough ball until they are about ¾ inch thick, dipping the glass in sugar as necessary to prevent sticking (after every 2 or 3 cookies).






Bake for 15-18 minutes, rotating the two trays halfway through, until they are lightly browned around the edges, and slightly set in the center.





These are the best Sugar Cookies I have tried to date - A definite keeper!

After I finished baking my grandparents popped over and helped us demolish a few of these..they are great dipped in tea : )

Have a great weekend !

Gemma xXx

8 comments:

  1. these look amazing. i love the thick, soft and chewy cookies rather than the thin, hard and crispy...

    maybe i'll try to shape them into hearts for valentine's day

    thanks for the american (non metric) measurements.....

    hugs, cindy

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  2. Those cookies do look fantastic. I don't even think they'd need any frosting. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog called "Sweets for a Saturday" and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your cookies up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com

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  3. Yummy, they look so good. This is one recipe I think I am going to have to try, Thanks : )
    Hope you have a great weekend xxx

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  4. They look yummy! Have bookmarked the recipe for next weekend's baking - just finished a big batch of choc chop flapjack to keep us going this week :)

    Katie x

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  5. Those look so soft and chewy - perfect sugar cookie :) I am having my first give away, hop over to enter.
    mickey
    http://monstermama-monstermama.blogspot.com/2011/01/my-first-give-away.html

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Gemma x

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