Friday, December 11, 2009

12/10/09 - Christmas Cookie Spectacular

With the Channukah party in full effect last night I had to stick a bit of Christmas into the night. I have been wanting to have a cookie decorating party since I know that after a few glasses of wine the creative juices are at their best.... or so we might think!

As always I woke up to a giant mess but all the laughs last night are worth all the dirty dishes (especially when you aren't the one who has to do them! thanks Jeremy!) Quite a few cookies met an untimely fate before the camera snapped them and final count was only about a dozen survivors! The recipe called for 40-50 cookies which makes me wonder where the other 30 something went!

I used a sugar cookie recipe from who took it from The Art and Soul of Baking by Cindy Mushet

2 1/4 c all purpose flour
3/4 c sugar
1/4 tsp salt
2 stick butter in 1/2" chunks
2 large egg yolks
2 tsp vanilla

1) combine all of the dry ingredients and add butter - mix till in small pea sized balls
2) Blend yolks and vanilla together and mix into mixture
3) Keep mixing until it forms a ball
4) Cut in half and roll each half into a disk between 2 sheets of wax paper - place in fridge for 30 min
5) Remove from fridge and roll out even thinner (cookie thickness) and place in fridge again for 30 min
6) Remove and cut out shapes (using cutters) and place on greased cookie sheet
7) cook at 350 F for 10 min or until browned

1 comment:

Carlorla said...

I'd eat them too if they weren't all gone- by the way tell Jeremy the picture of sailing in New York is fantastic

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