Thursday, November 11, 2010

Looking For Cookie Recipe

Yesterday was the Marine Corps birthday and since my mom was going to her monthly lunch with a bunch of former servicemen today, she wanted to make some cookies with her giant Marine Corps emblem cookie cutter for her friends. Long story short, the dough would not cooperate when it was time to roll it out so I told her I would track down a recipe that she could use next time.

I haven't Googled it yet but I thought I would ask you all if you had a recipe for rolled cookies. Wait. Is that what you call them? I only know drop cookies. Anyway, the kind where you use a cookie cutter.

Thank you!

P.S. Thank you to all our veterans for your service!


Bea said...

Patty, there is a link in my sidebar for Frosted Butter Cutouts. They are the ones I use all the time. I always let my dough chill overnight.

Stephanie (Joie de Bayou) said...

We use this recipe for rolled cookies all the time. The cookies keep their shape during baking and do not spread very much so they keep there shape very well. After mixing the dough, you can put it in the fridge wrapped in wax paper for about 3 days or put in the freezer for 3 months.

Sift together 2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp salt and 1 cup flour. Cream 2 sticks of butter with 2 cups sugar. Add 4 eggs, one at a time. Add sifted flour mixture. Add 1/4 cup milk and 1 tsp vanilla. If desired, you can also add 1/4 - 1/2 tsp of lemon or orange extract. Add approx. 6 cups of flour (more or less until it is proper rolling consistency).

Roll out dough on surface dusted with powdered sugar (keep from adding additional flour, making cookies tough). Cut into desired shapes and baked on greased cookie sheet at 375 degrees until edges just start to color (approx. 10 -12mins). If you like a crisper cookie, you can bake until the cookies are a light tan (approx 12 - 15 mins).

Good luck!