Tuesday, December 9, 2008

TWD: Grandma's All-Occasion Sugar Cookies


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 K├╝chenlatein 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.

18 comments:

SiHaN said...

you don't need sustenance.. you need a cookie! haha.

vibi said...

Wohoooo! I see you have little creative elves in the house! Painting them is a great idea! Beautiful Judy!

kim said...

ooh your decorations are so pretty! :) glad you liked them!

bakingwiththeboys said...

The paint is great idea for kids. Yours look so fun.

chocolatechic said...

I love how you painted them.

Brilliant!

Marthe said...

Your cookies look yummie!! Mine are in the oven right now... Can't wait to try them!

Tammy said...

I love the idea of painting the cookies. they look great!

The Food Librarian said...

Beautiful cookies. Love that you painted them!

Kayte said...

I don't know about painted cookies, but I have seen some others today also...always great to learn new things! Yours look especially pretty. Thanks for sharing...and visiting my blog, I marked yours for next week, too. Always fun to meet new people at TWD. Your dog is very handsome! We have Tibbies!

Engineer Baker said...

I've never tried painting them - what did you use? I've only ever heard of using royal icing or buttercreams. Neat idea.

n.o.e said...

Your designs look so sweet on those cookies. I'd be tempted to see if they could sustain me too! I'm not a fan of eating frosted or iced cookies, but these would be perfect.
Nancy

Sherry Trifle - Lovely Cats said...

Very pretty cookies! Using paint sounds like fun - I think I'll try it.

Natashya said...

Cookie paints! What a great idea!
I need to find some, they sound like so much fun. So happy yours turned out for you, and that you got your internet back!

Rebecca said...

All these cookies have me craving cheese and yummy salty things. ;)

Megan said...

I have learned not to look at everyones blog when I am hungry, because then I self destruct!

Ah, your internet went out too, I see. Ours disappeared yesterday late morning, and it was so frustrating! At least it's back on for now, however sporadic it may be.

Teanna said...

The paint on decorations are super cute! Your cookies look absolutely adorable!

ostwestwind said...

Cookie painting, what a wonderful idea.

Thanks for joining TWD and baking with me

Ulrike from K├╝chenlatein

mangomissives said...

very unique idea paiting the cookies. It gives them a completely different sort of look.