Yep, I know… Just another baking blog. Well, I’m here to admit to you all that I’m no baker… I always try things and I fail EPICLY. I’ve tried just about everything from Cake Pops, Brownies, Cakes from scratch, etc. The only things I’m really good at are Chocolate Chip Cookies and Box Mix Cakes/Brownies. So this is going to be where I share my trials and tribulations of baking.
I love baking. I love being able to make something sweet for friends and family.
This is where I’m going to share my trials and tribulations and maybe give some other people like me (men and women) some advice of the things I find to be easy and fun. I’m a visual learner, so I’m going to try to take pictures and put them on here as I go along. I’ve done research on just about everything I’ve tried to bake… So of course I’ll be sharing those along the way as well.
At the time I decided to start this little adventure, I had already made some sugar cookie dough and it’s currently sitting in the refrigerator for an hour, but might be overnight. The recipe is pretty simple, but I added an ingredient to it as I found some things around the internet, that made me want to try it. I will put my Sugar Cookie Recipe below and share where I found it from. :)
Rolled Cut-Out Sugar Cookie Recipe
adapted from: allrecipes.com
Prep Time: at least 1 hour, 20 minutes
Cooking Time: up to 8 minutes per batch
Makes approximately 5 dozen
1 1/2 cups butter, softened
2 cups white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract (my addition, so you don’t have to if you don’t want to)
5 cups all-purpose Flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugaar until smooth. Beat in eggs and extracts. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets (I use parchment paper, it’s amazing!).
3. Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.
**Note, please understand that baking time depends on your oven. For example, I only bake the cookies for 5 1/2 minutes otherwise my oven will burn them.
This is a picture of one of the cookies I made for Halloween this year. I will be baking the batch I made today, tomorrow, so stay tuned for pictures!