Friday, December 25, 2009

Take two for Sugar Cookies

Merry Christmas! We are having a cold Christmas in Odessa. We had a great Mexican food dinner last night. Going to dad's for lunch and then to the movies tonight. Hope you are enjoying Christmas with your family!
I wrote a few blog articles to post during the Christmas break in case I do not spend much time on the computer.

My plea for a sugar cookie recipe got me a recipe from my cousin Melissa. She found the recipe from Real Simple and had just made them the week before. The were a lot better than my first round. Here is what went down.

Lemon Glazed Sugar Cookies
1 1/2 sticks of butter (3/4 cup) at room temp
3/4 cup sugar
2 egg yolks
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp kosher salt
2 cups of flour

Start by beating your butter and sugar with an electric mixer (or your fancy Kitchen Aid mixer!) until fluffy.

Add egg yolks, vanilla and salt, beat until combined.

Gradually add flour until just incorporated.

Your dough will be crumbly.

Divide into 2 and roll into 2 logs. It will take some careful maneuvering to get the crumbly dough to create logs, but keep squeezing gently.

Cover with saran wrap and refrigerate for 30 mins - 1 hour

Take out and slice logs into 3/8 inch pieces.

Spray cookie sheets with Pam and place dough with space between

Bake on 350 for 16-20 minutes.

Lemon Glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
2 Tb lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
food coloring if desired

Whip sugar, lemon juice and lemon zest.

Add food coloring if you would like. I made red and green for Christmas.

Dip top side in glaze and let extra drip off.

Let dry for 15 minutes.

PS.. Protein Boy loves these cookies, I keep catching him sneek one out of the kitchen, shhh don't tell him I told you!

*Hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas!*


Sheena McMillian said...

Hi Shelbi, I'm excited to find your blog. Its fun to see what you and Jeffrey are up to. Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

melinski said...

Hey Shelbo,
So glad the cookies worked out for you...I feel like I'm famous for being mentioned in your blog :) Can't wait to see you for Christmas!!!