Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Sugar Cookies

It's February! And to celebrate January being over, our blog will focus this month on our very own cookie recipes. Since Valentine's Day is next week, I thought we'd start with our famous Sugar Cookies. Last year, these cookies were featured on Studio 5 as one of the 5 best in the state. So, here's the recipe if you want to try making your own, but you can always come and buy them from us too! 

Sugar Cookies

1 1/2 cups butter (3 sticks or equivilant mix of margarine and butter)

2 cups sugar
3 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 cups cake flour (you can use all purpose flour too, start with 4 3/4 cups of flour and increase if the dough seems to sticky)


Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until blended well. Add dry ingredients and mix. To make dough easier to work with, chill before rolling.
Roll  to about 1/4 inch thick and form (cut) cookies and bake at 350 for 10 minutes. 
Cookies are done when top is slightly cracked and no longer looks wet. Edges may be slightly browned.

Butter Cream Frosting
1 cup butter
4-5 cups powdered sugar
milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

Beat soft butter and powdered sugar together until smooth. Add a splash of milk and vanilla, blend well. Tint frosting with food color as desired. Decorate with sprinkles immediately after frosting. 

Cutler's Glaze
8 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon almond emulsion (sold at specialty kitchen stores) or almond extract
1 teaspoon meringue powder (sold at specialty kitchen stores, sometimes available at Michael's)



Place powdered sugar in a large bowl. Add almond emulsion or almond extract to the powdered sugar, along with water, a little at a time whisking to combine. Continue whisking until smooth. Add just enough water to make a smooth glaze that stays on a knife when the knife is dipped in the glaze.
Glaze the cookies by dipping the cookie into the glaze in a bowl and removing quickly when coated.
Place cookies on rack or cookie sheet until glaze sets.

10 comments:

  1. The almond glaze is amazing. It tastes really good on the gingerbread cookies, too!

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  2. HI
    I was at the class last night and would love the lemon cookie recipe! I tried to email you but it won't let me.
    Thanks so much!

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    1. We can get that, could you email me at cathy dot jeppsen at gmail dot com?

      Thanks.

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  4. You don't even know how happy you've just made me. These are my favorite cookies ever. EVER!

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    1. Glad to hear it, hope you enjoy them!

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    1. We don't use both frosting and glaze on the same cookies, but the sugar cookie under both the frosting and the glaze is the same cookie.

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  6. Cathy - I'm curious to know if you have the brownie mint cookie recipe? I'm sure the cookie is the same as brownie marshmallow but the mint frosting is what I'm wanting. I would just buy them but I'm 2,000 miles away, 12 yrs now. Visited UT a couple of months ago and probably gained 5 lbs from Cutler's cookies. thanks

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    1. I doubt you are the only one with this question. I'll share that one on the blog next week. This week's a little crazy for me!

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