Tuesday, July 12, 2011

V.v.V Sugar Cookies V.v.V

Oh me oh my, am I behind on blogging about my consumption!
I made my spin teacher sugar cookies, because… well why not?
As you can see, I made them red and shaped like a crab. Why you ask?…It’s an inside joke between us! 
I would explain the many definitions of the crab...(its symbol being: V.v.V)..but then this wouldn’t be an inside joke anymore, would it?!

The one good thing about making sugar cookie dough rather than chocolate chip, or another kind of chunky cookie is that you can shape, mold, or cut them out however you like.
So get creative!

Sugar Cookies
1 1/2 cups butter, softened
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
*to make crab sugar cookies, your additional ingredients will be: crab shaped cookie cutter, red food coloring, frosting pen, and chocolate chips!

1. In a large bowl cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover; chill dough at least 1 hour, or overnight.

2. Preheat oven to 400. (* to add dye, knead red dye into dough)-Roll out dough on floured surface to 1/4 to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut into shapes with cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets, or a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

3. Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely before icing. Makes 5 to 5 1/2 dozen 3-inch cookies.