Brief note: I was getting ready to post this late last night when the Internet access disappeared. Ah, technology.
Welcome to Cookie Week Number Two at Tuesdays with Dorie. This time, Ulrike of Küchenlatein selected Grandma’s Sugar Cookies, an especially nice choice during the holiday season. Plain sugar cookies are an empty slate, as you will discover when you look at all the variations presented by the TWD bakers.
I had no issues with the dough. I decided to divide it into two halves, one for rolling out and the other for ice-box cookies. Plus, I made it several days before I planned to bake it, so it was well chilled. I have to say that I prefer the ice-box variation only because it is much quicker. Just pull out the roll, slice off some cookies, bake and decorate, if desired. It doesn’t get any easier than that.
For these cookies, I chose to paint on decorations. This is especially fun with kids, because they can go wild with creativity. In the end, though, these cookies are very versatile, since you can frost them, paint them, sprinkle them with sugar, or leave them plain. They have a decent flavor, which can also be varied, and leave no weird aftertaste as some sugar cookies do.
All this talk of cookies is whetting my appetite. So, off I shall go in search of sustenance.