"Sugar" Cookies...... does that mean, they're incredibly sweet? Does that mean they have an abundance of sugar? Just like how butter is the dominant ingredient in butter cookies?
And I've always been afraid to decorate, because half the time I feel that my decoration ruins the look. >.<
But here it is.I finally made it. The recipe I used is from Bake at 350 here:
3 cup unbleached, all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 cup sugar
2 sticks (salted) butter, cold
3/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
2. Combine the flour and baking powder, set aside.
3. Cream the sugar and butter. Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix.
4. Gradually add the flour mixture and beat just until combined.
5. Roll onto a floured surface and cut into shapes. Place on parchment lined baking sheets (I stuck the cut-out cookies on the baking sheet into the freezer for about 5-10 minutes before baking, I think this helped hold the shape) and bake for 10-12 minutes. Let sit a few minutes on the sheet, then transfer to a cooling rack.
6. Then decorate.
I melted down chocolate and just dipped them in.
And mixed some icing sugar and water with some colouring to make basic shapes on the cookie. (I was too preoccupied with the icing at this point to take photos. And I totally forgot until I gave them away. o.0)