Update 6/4/2014–Without a doubt, this is absolutely, hands down, my favorite sugar cookie. I made these for July 4th and decorated them with white frosting and red, white and blue sprinkles. This time around I used vanilla sugar in place of the regular white sugar and they were especially outstanding. Vanilla sugar is very easy to make. Simply split a vanilla bean lengthwise, scrape out the caviar and stir it into 2 cups of white granulated sugar. Cut the vanilla bean half across the middle so that you now have four pieces. Layer the sugar and the vanilla bean pieces in an airtight container, ending with a layer of sugar. Cover the container and allow the sugar to sit for about a week. I usually make about six cups of sugar at one time.
I’ve been on a bit of sugar cookie search of late, trying to find “the” perfect sugar cookie.
There isn’t one.
Just thought I’d put that out there at the beginning so that you would know that I’m not going to go all “Oh my gosh this is the best sugar cookie I’ve ever eaten. You HAVE to make it right now!!!!”
As with any other cookie, cake, spaghetti sauce, or meatloaf, everyone has their favorite. Well, maybe not meatloaf. It has a bad reputation in some sectors (I’ve been watching Hunger Games, so the word sector is stuck in my vocabulary.) Personally, I like meatloaf, particularly the very tasty Amazing Meatloaf on my blog. It’s been a favorite in my family for a very long time. The sauce is the real key.
Sugar cookies. I’m supposed to be talking about sugar cookies. So sorry. Continue Reading