Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Sugar cookies / Reindeer cookies/ Impression cookies

Sugar cookies...


These are the best sugar cookies I have baked so far in terms of airiness, keeping shape and not spreading.I do not bake too many cookies for the simple reason my husband and I would gorge on it from start to finish.

The stores here sell drums of cookie cutters 50-100 shapes phew!!  has anyone other than professional bakers really used all of them from the set I doubt. But it is really interesting to see all the shapes isn't it. Some are really pretty I must admit but it is really overwhelming for me to have such a large pack.I somehow feel the cookie looks stereotyped. So for all those who want to think out of the box here are a few ideas.

The other day I baked these impression sugar cookies and my daughter loved it and wanted me to bake a second batch  for her friend today. She returned from their house all smiles saying the kids there have already finished  half of it. So that tells me this recipe is a keeper.

 Recipe- from thisYoutube video.It is a well explained one telling all minor details.I have halved the ingredients but followed the recipe to dot.

look at the bottom of bottles for pretty patterns :) I know the most unexpected place right !!
Ingredients - yields around 12-15 cookies
All purpose flour - 1 1/2 cup 
Butter - 1 stick( 1/2 cup) at room temperature
Sugar- 1/2 cup
Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
Egg - 1
Vanilla essence- 1/2 tsp

Method:
1.Mix sugar and butter beat well until creamy.
Mix egg and vanilla essence and whisk very lightly.
Sift all purpose flour and baking powder together.
2. Combine sugar mixture and egg mixture then add the flour mix until everything is well combined.Mix with hand and make the dough a round ball and wrap it in cling wrap and put it in a ziploc or container and put it in the fridge for 4 hrs- 8 hours minimum.
3.Roll the dough when the said time is over into 1/4 th inch thick disc in between two sheets of wax papers. Use any impression u like then cut the cookies with cookie cutter or bottle mouth/ can
4.On a cookie sheet put wax paper and  put the cookies 2 inches apart. Put the cookie sheet with cookies  into the freezer for atleast 15- 20 minutes.So it firms up.Do not thaw put it straight into the oven and do not open the oven in the middle of baking are the two important  steps to get perfect baked cookies.
5..Preheat oven to 375 F and bake for 8-9 minutes only.After 3-4 minutes remove from wax paper.Let it cool on wire rack then store in airtight container.

So here is the household item I used. It is a drinking glass.Hope u liked it.



Dear bloggers I am on a break starting today for at least two weeks. I will catch up with ur blogs as soon as I can.

Hope to hear from u lovely people out there.

Meena



16 comments:

  1. Wow....such beautiful cookies...and that too how did you find that at the bottom of the glass??? I would have never even thought about it! Super Meenaa..samadhichirikunnu!

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  2. oh wow!!! i love that reindeer on those cookies... vat an idea!!! enjoy ur little break to the max dear, the blogs and the comments can wait... TC!!! :)

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  3. Wow ! Those cookies looks absolutely stunning ! Wonderful just like store bought . Take care and get well soon...

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  4. Stunning and I agree that its impressive and why all of it were finished. Have a wonderful break and we will catch up when you are back.

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  5. Cookies is so well done :-) I love the reindeer too. Take care and get well soon.

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  6. fantastic idea meena. and enjoy your break.

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  7. what an idea Meena....I have never checked or rather noticed the bottom of bottles for such lovely patterns...the cookies look so delicious and those impressions make it even more attractive....

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  8. what a brilliant idea Meena ! Lovely cookies ! they look so perfect !

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  9. Delicious, love the reindeer encrypted on it....

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  10. so cute cookies and superb presentation!!!

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  11. The suspense was revealed at last ! xo it was a glass ! cool idea and implemented so well.

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  12. that was really awesome Meena.... i can say now... nowadays.. when i get any properties in my hand or see in somebody else's hand... i will start thinking.. how will i use it. definitely.. truely awesome...

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  13. Lovely reindeer cookies Meena ....wish you very happy and prospers new year.....have fun and enjoy your break...

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  14. The cookies look so pretty and festive.
    Just curious....did you use artificial lighting for clicking the pics of this post?

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