Stress Baking Series: Sugar Cookies

The past few weeks have been extra busy with postponed weddings. I have so much admiration for the professionalism of my wedding colleagues and the compassion and understanding of my clients. These adorable dog sugar cookies were for the welcome party at Morgan and Rhett’s ocean-front wedding scheduled for last Saturday. My dear friends at Todd Events smoothly transitioned their wedding to a Fall date and did so swiftly and kindly. Morgan and Rhett, along with my other couples, have embraced their wedding 2.0 with gratitude and joy. I am forever grateful as well. And I promise these are going to be the best sugar cookies their guests have ever tasted. What could be sweeter than sugar and love?

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Theme cookies have become a staple for welcome bags and parties. I have searched long and hard for the perfect dough that was perfectly sweet and held shape and structure. This sugar cookie recipe was a Pinterest find and comes from Katrina’s Kitchen blog.  These are indeed the perfect sugar cookie. The dough is ready to use right after they are made, no waiting 3 hours or overnight for the dough to chill. They roll out and bake like a dream.  And did I mention they are delicious? Thank you Katrina for sharing your recipe!

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Stress Baking Series: Sugar Cookies


Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt.  Whisk to combine. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a mixer, cream butter and sugar until smooth, at least 3 minutes.
  4. Beat in extracts and egg.
  5. Add flour mixture, a little at the time, to the wet ingredients.  Continue until all flour has been added. The dough will be very stiff.  If too stiff for mixer, turn dough out onto tabletop, wet hands, and finish kneading dough by hand.
  6. DO NOT CHILL dough.  Roll dough onto floured surface and roll to ¼” thickness.  Cut with cookie cutter.
  7. Bake at 350° for 6-8 minutes.  Remove from baking pan and cool on cooling rack. 

Notes

A heavy duty mixer is needed for this dough.

Be sure to have all ingredients at room temp.

Don’t be afraid to flour your works surface.  The extra flour won’t hurt the dough. 

This make a delicious cookie that holds up well to decorating with royal icing.

These cookies can be made ahead of time and frozen.

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