Monday, September 27, 2010

Daring Bakers

Sugar Cookies
The September 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Mandy of What the Fruitcake?!. Mandy challenged  everyone to make Decorated Sugar Cookies based  on recipes from Peggy Porschen  and
 The Joy of Baking. We used our favorite sugar cookies recipe.
The theme for the cookies was September. We love to decorate sugar cookies and have tried our hand at football, helmets, and jersey for the football season so we thought we would try something new. Our cookies were for Mini Me, who started college at UC Irvine this month, their mascot is this anteater. 

Sugar Cookies

3 c  all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 c sugar
2 sticks butter
1 egg
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp pure almond extract
½ tsp  salt

Preheat oven to 350.
Combine the flour and baking powder, set aside. Cream the sugar and butter. Add the egg and extracts and mix. Gradually add the flour mixture and beat just until combined, scraping down the bowl, especially the bottom.
Roll onto a floured surface and cut into shapes. Place on parchment lined baking sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes. Let sit a few minutes on the sheet, then transfer to a cooling rack.

Visit the  the Daring Kitchen for both the recipe and to see the awesome cookies created by the bakers.