Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Grandma's All Occasion Sugar Cookies - Tuesdays with Dorie


Ulrike of Kuchenlaten has made a wonderful Christmassy choice for us this week - sugar cookies - Yum! I'm making this a real quick post - it's already the evening of Tuesday and I have just put the oven on and taken the butter and eggs out. Two festive days of going to Handel's Messiah and a Langlais Mass (followed by a nice glass of Merlot last night) have put me out of commission for leisurely baking and blogging. However, I'm determined to get this post in before my carriage turns into a pumpkin.

Done - The cookies are quite cute; a bit small (I used the roll and slice method as it's quick and easy) and they taste rather good. I decorated them with glace cherries and colored sugar. My second batch tastes very good - I baked them for 15 mins. at 350 degrees; the first batch for 11 minutes. The shorter time gave rather a bland cookie, slightly soft. I do have a preference for a nice crisp "biscuit;" nevertheless I think Dorie is sometimes out on her timing - usually under.

If you are looking for a pretty cookie to put out on the Christmas dessert table, you can get the recipe on Ulrike's blog. Next week we will have another cookie recipe suitable for Christmas fare - Buttery Jam Cookies.

11 comments:

Natashya said...

I find Dorie's times to be off too, I wonder if she uses a gas stove or something.
I love the idea of cherries in the middle, very creative!

Sarah said...

great job. love the cherries in the middle...very cute!

n.o.e said...

I'll bet those cherries added a great note of flavor to the cookies!
Nancy

Jessica said...

The cherries look wonderful and I think that the probably give the cookies more flavor. Your cookies look great.

Cathy said...

The cherries add the perfect touch! They are beautiful. But the Messiah, a Langlais Mass, and a glass of merlot sound awfully nice, too!

Rebecca of "Ezra Pound Cake" said...

Yay! Post done! Sometimes I'm just lucky to make the deadline. ;)

Lynnylu said...

I baked mine three minutes longer than Dorie's time. Your cookies look great even though you were rushed.

Tracey said...

Your cookies look great! I agree about having some troubles with Dorie's timing. I think I need an oven thermometer.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Very pretty and tempting!

Cheers and have a great weekend,

Rosa

Gigi said...

sensational job on the cookies. i love the cherry on top of the cookie. very festive.

ostwestwind said...

I have always to adjust Dorie's baking times, mine were done after 13 minutes. You did a great job on the cookie

Thanks for joining TWD and baking with me

Ulrike from Küchenlatein