Considering this is what I'm having for dinner...
I haven't exactly had too much free time in the kitchen. Gotta love finals week. But hey! Look what Mama made for her class for Valentines Day.
My sister and I go to Aunt Dora's house every christmas to make her famous sugar cookies. When I was little I was always pinned the crazy icing decorator, so Aunt Dora always had to put parchment paper in a ten foot radius of my decorating spot. I assure you my icing skills have improved since then...somewhat. :) Every time I take a bite into these cookies my mind rushes right back to Aunt Dora's house, sitting on her wooden stools reaching for the best Candy Cane cookies and eating the broken angel wings. Oh how I love Christmas...buuuut good thing these cookies are great for Valentines too! And trust me, they are for realz amazing...Yes, these cookies are a good enough reason to use the word for realz.
Sooo yeah. Go make them. Right now :)
Aunt Dora´s Sugar Cookies
Pre Time: 20 minutes
Total time: 1 hr
Yield: About 1 1/2 dozen large cookies
- 3/4 c. Salted Butter
- 2/3 c. Sugar
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 tbsp 2% milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 c. Sifted flour
1.) Beat sugar, salt, and butter until smooth. Add yolks, milk, and vanilla. Add flour. Stir with wooden spoon.
2.) Shape into two balls. Flatten against wax paper and wrap. Refrigerate overnight (or at least 4 hours).
3.) Roll out dough on floured surface about 1/4 inch thick. Cut with cookie cutters and place on in greased cookie sheet 1/2 inch apart.
4.) Bake 10-14 minutes until edges are just brown. Transfer immediately to cooling rack.
Printable Recipe Here!
Simple Glaze Icing
Total Time: 5 minutes
Yield: Ices 2 batches of Aunt Dora's Sugar Cookies
- Two egg whites
- 2 c. Confectioners sugar, sifted
- 1/8 tsp. cream of tartar
1.) Beat ingredients together.
*adjust with sugar