Monday, February 15, 2016
Fool Proof Sugar Cookies
After trying that new recipe I decided to go back to my favorite cookbook - The Doubleday Cookbook. This cookbook was originally published in 1975. Over 40 years ago. Doesn't matter...it's still my favorite and the one that I have gotten the most successful recipes from. It's like my baking bible! Never had a bad recipe come out of this book!
These are called Sand Tarts but they are very much like a good basic sugar cookie and a wonderful dough to work with. I think you will like them if you try them.
2/3 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
2 3/4 cups sifted flour
Cream butter, sugar and salt until light and fluffy; beat in egg, then vanilla. Mix in flour and salt
, one third at a time, beating just to blend. Wrap dough and chill 1 hour. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Roll a small amount of dough at a time to 1/8" thick and cut with a 2" round (or whatever shape desired) cookie cutter. Arrange 1" apart on greased baking sheets, brush with egg white and sprinkle with sugar or sprinkles. Bake 8 - 10 minute until pale golden. Cool on wire racks.