Friday, February 22, 2019

Creatives Need Snacks - Margaritas to Sugar Cookies



Today is National Margarita Day and I'm all for that refreshing limey drink on a warm summer day. However, it's February, rainy, and cold so some warm out-of-the-oven sugar cookies are a better snack for this 'Creative'. But just in case your basking on a sun drenched beach soaking up inspiration for your next project, I'll leave you with a little margarita gift before giving you my favorite sugar cookie recipe.

Are you ready to make some sugar cookies. Most basic sugar cookie recipes are about the same. But with any family recipe that has been tweaked and handed down through several generations, there will always be some variation. So try this recipe as is, or tweak it to fit your taste.

Ingredients:

3 cups of flour
1 1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1 cup of butter that is soft (room temperature not melted)
3 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg

If the dough is a little too stiff - just add a tablespoon of warm water until you get the consistency you want to work with.

Instructions: Preheat oven temperature to 350°

  • With a mixer, cream butter and sugar together for 3 - 4 minutes.
  • Stir in vanilla and egg 
  • Mix in flour, salt, and baking powder 
If you want to make cut-out cookies, first roll the dough until it's about 1/4 inch thick.
You can also hand pat or shape your dough if you prefer.

Cut-out cookies will usually bake in about 6-8 minutes. They should be done but not browned.

Eat as is, or sprinkle with sugar, powdered sugar, sprinkles, or spread frosting on top.

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