Monday, December 17, 2007

Cookies I have baked

It's baking season, y'all. This past weekend I made:

Gingerbread cookies (approx. twelvety billion)
Domino cookies* (about 5 dozen)
White chocolate dipped pretzels (a bag's worth)
Dough for sugar cookies

Rolling out, cutting out, baking and decorating said sugar cookies
Bourbon Balls

I do not mess around with the Christmas baking. Now here's my great-grandmother's sugar-cookie recipe. These are so damn good it's probably illegal.

Oma's Sugar Cookies

4 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
Mix these all together and set aside.

1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tsp vanilla
Beat butter, sugar, and egg together until light. Mix in sour cream and vanilla. Add flour mixture and mix well. Chill in the refrigerator for at least two hours or overnight. Roll out chilled dough to 1/4 inch thick and cut into shapes. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until edges are just beginning to brown. Frost with sour cream frosting: 1/2 lb. powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon sour cream.

* You know: Club crackers sandwiched with peanut butter and then dipped one side in dark chocolate and one side in white chocolate. To quote Mr. Squab, "they pretty much have everything you could want."