Sunday, February 28, 2010

Sugar Cookies - SMS

This week's Sweet Melissa Sunday's recipe was chosen by the talented Nina of Nina's Cupcakes. You make a sugar dough that can be used for pie crust or cookies. I thought it was very interesting this recipe didn't give the time or temperature to bake the cookies. Several of the SMS baker's felt this recipe was lacking in flavor. I followed their advice and tried to add some more flavor. I added lemon juice and a little extra sugar.

This sugar cookie dough is chilled and then rolled for cutouts. I have a plastic storage container filled with cookie cutters. As I was going through it trying to find a cutter to use, I found lots of Halloween, Easter, Valentines Day and Christmas cookie cutters. Guess I need to get a few any occasion cutters. I used my medium sized round biscuit cutter. I should have rolled this dough a little thicker, the cookies are too thin.

I baked them at 350 for about 10 minutes. I gave one to Tim to taste. "Kind of blah? What are these?" I decided to turn these into an easy version of black and white cookies by dipping them in chocolate. Doesn't chocolate make everything taste better?!! The chocolate did add some much needed flavor but still I don't think I will make this recipe again.


9 comments:

  1. Thanks for baking with me this week! Although you didn't like it, I'm still glad that you made them. Perhaps, they would have been better as a pie crust!

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  2. They look good. That's funny your husband asked What are they? Cookies..silly!

    I Enjoyed them but I really did tweek them pretty close to my tried and true Sugar cookie recipe.

    It looks like March has a variety of recipe for us to try. I have to decide what to bake and what to leave out. Im still on the two a month schedule!

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  3. Dipping them in chocolate is a great idea! I might steal it, actually; I still have to bake mine and I don't really want to bother making icing.

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  4. Everything is better with chocolate! I passed on these. Trying to only bake 2 times a month with each group. And, hubby isn't a sugar cookie fan. :) Your cookies look great!

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  5. Yes, chocolate does make just about anything better :) Sorry these weren't a hit for you. I added some almond extract to up the flavor and thought they were tasty, but they took me forever to decorate!

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  6. They look great though! I, like you, may never try these again.

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  7. Yes, chocolate makes everything taste better!! I love the black and white look. Great cookies!

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  8. Interesting the recipe didn't work out the way you hoped. But you recovered nicely...what could be better than chocolate to give flavor? Love the way they turned out even if the cookie itself was flavorless.

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