Sugar cookies are delicious, but do you ever find yourself wishing that they had some more unique flavors? This holiday season, serve your friends and family sugar cookies made with one of these two recipes. They'll love the variation.
Cinnamon Sugar Cookies
Made with ground cinnamon, these sugar cookies may remind you of snickerdoodles. They have a tender, slightly crisp texture.
Cream the butter and the sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and vanilla until combined, scraping down the bowl partway through mixing. In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, and mix until uniform.
Roll the dough into a ball, and refrigerate it for one hour. Divide the dough in half, keeping one half in the fridge while you work with the other half. Roll the first half of the dough out on a floured surface until it is about 1/4 inch thick. Cut into shapes with cookie cutters. Re-roll the remaining dough, and then repeat this process with the other dough in the fridge.
Bake your cookies at 375 degrees F for 10–12 minutes or until lightly brown around the edges. Cool on a wire rack, and frost if desired.
Anise Sugar Cookies
If you love anise, you will adore these cookies made with real anise oil. They're lovely with coffee in the morning.
Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg, anise extract, and anise oil, and mix well. Add the flour, salt, baking powder, and cream of tartar, and mix until well combined, scraping down the bowl partway through mixing.
Place the dough in the fridge to chill for 1 hour. Roll half of the dough out on a floured surface until it's about 1/4 inch thick. Cut with cookie cutters of your choice. Re-roll the leftover dough, and repeat with the other half of the dough.
Bake at 375 degrees F for 10 - 12 minutes or until light brown. Enjoy!
For more ideas for holiday sugar cookies, check out different cookbooks and food blogs, like from Tori Avey.Share
29 August 2017
When was the last time you cooked a really terrific meal for your family? I started thinking more seriously about cooking a few years ago, and it occurred to me that I really needed to do what I could to save time and money. I started by working towards using fewer ingredients and really sustaining nutrition, and it was awesome to see things come together. Within a few short months, I could tell that I was doing something that really made a difference, and it was fun to see how much healthier we were all eating. Check out this blog for great information on cooking smarter.