Friday was all about dinner, but today is all about dessert. I think everyone deserves something sweet on a Monday!
Last night Dean and I were really in the mood for cookies. I didn’t have everything I needed for my typical go-to recipes, but my craving was serious enough for me to pull out last years “100 Best Cookies” by Better Homes and Gardens. Sugar cookies are one of my favorites so when I came across the title of ” ‘The Best’ Sugar Cookies ” my decision was made.
They were super simple to make. I used my mixer to beat the butter first, and then I added in my sugar, baking powder and salt. When they were blended, I added in an egg and the vanilla. Last I slowly mixed in the flour. When I was done, I cut my dough in half, covered them and stuck them in the fridge until I was done cleaning up the mess I made. (The recipe calls for a half hour fridge time.)
|Using my new cookie cutter made me happy!|
I’m typically not very good at rolling out dough, but I was impressed with how easy this dough was to work with. Since it can now be considered fall, I decided to use my new pumpkin cookie cutter (~$3 – thank you Christmas Tree Shop!).
All in all the cookies were super easy to make, but I wouldn’t call them “the best”. That was a brave move, BHG! They were a little too floury for my taste and super dense…Think of a sugar cookie mixed with a shortbread cookie. If I make them again I will definitely play with the recipe a bit to try and lighten them up and add more flavor.