Make It Monday- Sugar Cookies, Take 2

As you will know from my Snapshot Saturday post last week, I recently purchased the most wonderful cookie cutters from The Gingerbread Cutter Company on Etsy! I still love them, they make a very clean cut and they are easy on your hands- metal cutters will often get harder to use when you are making double and triple batches, but the plastic eliminates that issue. Linda was kind enough to also provide recipes with the cookie cutters, so I decided to give the sugar cookie recipe a try!

the journey outwards (2)

No-Chill Sugar Cookie Recipe 

cookie ingredients

Ingredients

-1 cup cold butter
-1 cup sugar
-1 egg
-1 1/2 tsp vanilla
-3 cups flour
-2 tsp baking powder

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. In a medium bowl, combine flour and baking powder; set aside.
3. In a separate bowl, cream butter and sugar with an electric mixer; beat in egg and vanilla.
4. Add flour mixture one cup at a time, mixing after each addition. The dough will be very stiff.
5. Divide dough into 2 balls. Roll out dough on well-floured surgace or parchment paper 1/4 inch thick.
6. Cut with cookie cutters into desired shapes; place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
7. Bake for 6-7 minutes, or until slightly browned.
8. Transfer to a cooling rack and cool completely.

Batter

This is a fairly regular sugar cookie recipe, nothing stands out as terribly different to me! It was easy enough to make, and a good “entry level” recipe for novice bakers.

westie cookies

Things I Would Change
– I would cut the flour to 2 1/3 cups instead of 3 cups. Overall, the dough was quite dry- I added roughly 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil, which made it easier to work with. However, you could avoid that by simply reducing the flour. It’s always easier to reduce the flour and add more if you need to!

I used the westie cookie cutter, and they are just adorable. Linda does a fantastic job when you order from her- the cutters are good quality, she includes extras like recipes (not so common), the packaging was excellent, and there is a coupon code for me to use on my next order! I’m excited to try the gingerbread recipe when it comes closer to Christmas, and I may be ordering some cookie cutters to give as gifts.

westie sugar cookies

What is your favourite Etsy store? 

Until tomorrow,
The Historian!

3 thoughts on “Make It Monday- Sugar Cookies, Take 2

  1. Charlotte Graham April 3, 2017 / 9:00 pm

    No chill sugar cookie dough?! I absolutely must give this a try!!! I love a good sugar cookie, but I’ll be honest – I sometimes need to bake at the last minute and don’t have hours on my hand for dough chilling.

    Did the texture turn out as you desired? It looks like the cookies held the shape of the cutter quite well (which is something I find generally doesn’t happen with no-chill recipes).

    These are adorable!!!

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    • anhistorianabouttown April 4, 2017 / 7:09 pm

      It adds quite a bit of time to the whole process, and quite frankly, I don’t have patience to wait a whole other hour when I know there are sugar cookies at the end!!

      The texture with the oil was pretty close to what I expected, and they did hold their shape really well!! I’ve had chilled sugar cookie recipes not hold their shape, so I’m always kind of holding my breath on that one. Next up, the roses!!

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      • Charlotte Graham April 5, 2017 / 9:43 pm

        Yes, me as well. The last time I made sugar cookies without chilling the dough, they turned out awful! I mean, the tasted fine, but they did not hold the cutter shape at all, which was a bummer.

        I can’t wait to see the rose cookies you do!

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