4.16.2012

these are the best cookies ever

I was in the mood to bake today and I'm pretty sure I created the best cookie of all time.  It started with an adaptation of this All Recipes sugar cookie recipe: The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups cane sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • zest of 1 lemon

Mix the butter and sugar in a large bowl until combined.  Then add eggs, vanilla, baking powder, salt, lemon, and two cups of the flours.  Mix until combined, slowly adding the remaining flour.  Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour.  It's up to you whether you want to roll them out for cutting or make drop cookies.  They cook in a 400F oven for 5-6 minutes.

They're topped with a citrus glaze which can be used on all kind of other deserts besides these cookies. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/3 cups powdered sugar
  • zest of 2 limes
  • juice of one lemon (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 2 tablespoons of water
Mix until combined and brush onto completely cooked cookies with a silicone brush. The frosting should be fairly thin however it should not run down the sides of the cookies when applied.  Keep extra water and powdered sugar on hand so you can adjust it thicker or thinner to your liking. Let the frosting harden before storing the cookies.  

The cookies as shown are about 2 inches in diameter and this recipe made about 50 of them.  This is definitely a party sized recipe but you can keep the dough in the fridge for a few weeks in a tightly sealed container and have fresh cookies on hand whenever you want them.

2 comments:

Mel7642 said...

Looks delicious! I might make these soon!

dredwinf ford said...

amazing recipe!!!

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