Even adults love the adorable shapes and vibrant colors of an iced cutout sugar cookie. If you've ever wondered how to decorate these festive treats at home, this video will teach you three ways to do this using royal icing. Whether you're looking to precisely pipe, spoon it on, or marble together two (or more) colors of icing, this video has you covered.
Sweetheart candies are an essential on Valentine's Day, and recently Williams-Sonoma took the same idea to cookies with Message in a Cookie, a kit that comes with three different cookie-cutter shapes: a heart, a star, and a scalloped square. Each cookie cutter features slots for text, where you can use the accompanying letter stamps to make your own talking sugar cookies.
I whipped up a quick batch of Alton Brown's delicious sugar cookie dough and stamped sweet sayings into my heart-shaped cookies. I can't wait to use the scalloped square to create edible place settings at my next dinner party. Of course, you can achieve a similar idea by using a traditional cookie cutter and carefully etching out your text with a paring knife, but these handy cookie cutters just make it easier. Stop by your local Williams-Sonoma to pick up your own conversation cookie cutters, and keep reading for the sugar cookie recipe.
While packing for an annual picnic at Hog Island, I struggled with what to bring for dessert. I wavered between many different dishes but ultimately went with sugar cookies. Unlike butter cookies or shortbread, these golden disks are moist and chewy. The ingredient list is similar except there's more sugar and less butter involved. As a kid, sugar cookies became my best friend at the first bendable bite. Years later, as an adult who entertains, they're my go-to hostess cookie because of their ease, portability, short baking time, and adaptability. See my favorite recipe — and some simple variations on it — when you read more.
When it comes to Christmas cookies, I'm usually not one to skimp on taste by adjusting ingredients. But, if a slight adjustment can make a cookie a bit healthier while also still tasting delicious, I'm all for it — like these sugar cookies for instance. Even though there's fat and sugar in these cookies, it's a lot less than the original recipe calls for.
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On Saturday a big group of friends and I are going to the St. Patrick's Day parade in downtown San Francisco. This is our fourth year in a row, and it should be a blast. Before the parade, we're meeting at an Irish pub in lower Haight. I'm making some snacks and one sweet treat.
Since it has to be portable and something I can put together the night before, I've decided on these festive and cute clover cookies. The cookies that aren't eaten at the bar can be packed in my purse and reserved for the beer garden later. To look at the recipe I'll be using, read more
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If you haven't warmed up to the holidays yet, it might be because you haven't been reminded of the delight that one experiences upon spotting a jaw-dropping Christmas cookie. Whether you're in the mood for a sugar-and-spice gingerbread house or an ooey-gooey peanut butter chocolate caramel cookie, these baked treats are sure to put you in the holiday spirit.
To keep things easy, serve a no-mess, no-utensil dessert on election night. At LibertySugar and my party, we'll be offering guests sugar cookies! Not just any sugar cookies, I plan on decorating the cookies to look like CitizenSugar's checked box symbol. I'll roll out Paula Deen's classic sugar cookie dough and cut out squares.
After baking the square-shaped cookies, they'll be covered with white frosting. Blue frosting will be used to outline a box shape and red frosting to make the check mark. Feel free to great creative and decorate with your favorite patriotic design! For the recipe, read more