August 30, 2011

Nesting Cookies

Although this is technically a sugar cookie, I prefer to call them nesting cookies. What else would someone who is due within the week call the 120 cookies she bakes ... all while realizing how much she hates making sugar cookies?!?! The cookies are delicious (of course, they're the famous recipe from my hubby's grandma), and the decorations turned out as cute as I had hoped.

Nesting Cookies
4 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1 cup butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup sour milk
1 tsp. baking soda

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Sift flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together. Add butter, and mix in to form a pre-dough. Add the other ingredients, first dissolving the baking soda in the milk. Roll thin using no more flour than needed (which is an awful lot of flour and equal portions of muttering under your breath as your dough sticks to your counter). Cut with cookie cutter. Bake on silipat or parchment paper for 8 minutes or until golden.

Cool cookies completely on parchment paper or wire racks. Once cool, frost in desired manner. My preferred method of frosting is now the chocolates used for making candies. I prefer not only the flavor over icing, but they are quite easy to manipulate.

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