Tuesday, December 30, 2008

TWD Grandma's All Occasion Sugar Cookies

I was so excited to make sugar cookies with my little ones! Of course when you let them do the decorating it may not turn out as the classic beautiful sugar cookie! In this recipe Dorrie has you roll them into disks and refrigerate the dough. I love seeing these perfectly shaped dough disks on the shelf in the fridge.

Once they've been in there for at least 2 hours pull them out and roll them. This is the most frustrating thing about making sugar cookies is the rolling. But smarty-pants Dorrie tells us to put the dough between two sheets of wax paper while you roll.

Then you get to cut the shapes. I've never done the wax paper thing before and I found just how helpful it is when I was trying to peel the second batch off the paper. They stuck a little so I did as Dorrie suggested I put it back in the refrigerator to stiffen up and viola...it popped right off!

After baking came the real fun! The DECORATING! The kids loved doing it - as usual. Since I let the kiddos do the decorating they don't have the artistic flair Dorie's recipes deserve but it sure was fun.

If you'd like to try Dorie's recipe yourself you can go to kuchenlatein


April said...

I think Madeline's cookie is plenty artistic. They look delicious. There is something so yummy about a simple sugar cookie. Yum...but they are work to roll and cut out each shape. I will have to check out the recipe and see how it compares to our favorite.

wildthayn said...

They look fantastic!! I'm impressed that you rolled them out and shaped them! You make everything look so easy... and with a bunch of kids playing happily along your side too.... amazing! We made them too and thought they were so delicious, but I just rolled them in sprinkles and sliced them.

Whitney said...

Yummers! Another one I meant to do but didn't this month. Maybe I'll be more "with it" in January.

Mike and Elizabeth said...

Nice work! These look adorable and it slooks like your kids had a great job "helping" you!