Saturday, February 26, 2011

Modified Sugar Cookies

We wanted to make sugar cookies, but didn't have all the ingredients AND we didn't want to refrigerate the dough for 2 hours. Also we didn't have an electric mixer.  Here's the modified recipe.  Delicious.  Not too sweet, a tiny bit biscuit-y, and the icing adds a nice touch of sugar.


Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour (we substituted 2/3 cup whole wheat pastry)
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • Scant cup brown sugar, not packed
  • 1/4 cup mashed ripe banana
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Mix flour, baking powder, and salt.  Combine butter and sugar (since the brown sugar was pretty much solidified, we put it in the microwave with the butter and kept stirring occasionally until the sugar and butter had formed a warm brown liquid - then we had to put it in the freezer for a couple minutes).  Add banana and cream.  Mix to combine. Add flour; mash with fork and then with your hands until it's all mixed.

Plop dough onto parchment paper and put in freezer until it feels cold when you touch it. 

Bake ~9 minutes.  Makes about 30 cute little cookies. 


Icing 
  • 1/2 stick butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Mix it all together and add food dye as desired.

2 comments:

ju said...

scant cup o sugar, eh? so, how did they turn out, besides cute?

Newt said...

Ohhh they were tasty. I had a couple for lunch after gym today.