I decided to bring some cookies for my co-workers and thought that sugar cookies were a safe option. This recipe can be found here: http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2014/05/27/soft-cut-out-sugar-cookies/. This recipe is from one of my favourite recipe bloggers: Sally’s Baking Addiction. Her recipes are always amazing and she is extremely thorough with instructions.
- 3/4 cup (170g) unsalted butter (room temperature) or margarine
- 3/4 cup (150g) granulated sugar
- 1 large egg, room temperature
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
- 2 and 1/4 cups (281g) all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1. In a large bowl, cream the butter or margarine, add the sugar and mix until well combined and creamy. Add the egg, vanilla extract and almond extract, mix well.
2. Combine the baking powder and flour in a separate bowl. Gradually add the dry mixture to the large bowl. On her blog, it says that you can add 1 tablespoon of flour if the dough is too soft.
3. Divide the cookie dough into 2 equal parts and roll out onto a piece of parchment to your desired thickness, then refrigerate for at least an hour.
4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and cut the dough into different shapes. Re-roll the dough pieces until all the dough is used. These cookies don’t spread so don’t worry about leaving a large space in between each cookie. Then bake for 8-11 minutes and rotate the cookie sheet halfway.
Optional: To make a chocolate coating, you’ll need some coconut oil and chocolate. I don’t like the taste of coconut so I used refined coconut oil, but feel free to use unrefined coconut oil. Melt some chocolate with a few spoonfuls of coconut oil. I didn’t use exact measurements but just added accordingly. Then dip the cookies in the chocolate mixture or decorate them.
I would rate this recipe 4/5. These cookies were placed in a humid environment yet did not change in texture and held its form. Lots of my co-workers told me they loved them which was a plus 🙂