Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tasty Tuesday

I don't know if you've noticed or not, but cookies have turned into art! And I'd love to a cookie artist, wouldn't you? So, for today's Tasty Tuesday post I'm sharing a no fail sugar cookie recipe so you too can become a artist with your own verison of pretty Easter cookies.

No Fail Sugar Cookie

1 stick butter, unsalted, softened.
1/2 c. sugar
1/4 t. salt
1 lg. egg
1 Tbsp. light corn syrup
1 Tbsp. grated lemon zest
2 tsp. vanilla
2 1/4 c. all purpose flour
Beat butter, sugar and salt in large bowl with mixer on med. speed till light and fluffy, about 3 min. Reduce speed to low and add egg, blend well. Beat in corn syrup, lemon zest and vanilla. Add flour in parts. Shape dough into 2 disks, wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Heat oven to 350. Roll out one disk between 2 sheets of wax paper to 1/4 in. thick. Remove top layer of paper and cut out shapes using cookie cutters. Transfer to a baking sheet and bake for 12 min. or till cookies turn golden. Cool. Repeat with second disk. Decorate with favorite icing, royal icing is a popular choice and many recipes can be found.

So, even if your not a cookie pro, you can bake up some fun. Gather the kids around, dye your Easter eggs then bake some cookies. Make a day of it which will quickly turn into a tradition, and after reading all the comments from my Easter Blessings giveaway post, we love traditions, don't we! Enjoy and happy baking!


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