What do I do when I have an extreme desire to bake, but nothing I’ve made previously is cutting it?
CREATE A NEW SUGAR COOKIE THINGY! I built it around Sally’s Baking Addiction Funfetti Cookies, seen here.
Lets get started!
- 1/2 cup butter, softened to room temperature
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 large egg, at room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 and 1/2 cups spoon & leveled all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar (absolutely necessary)
- 4 tablespoons milk
- Approximately 1 cup of powdered sugar
- 1 & 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder
To make the cookies:
- In a large bowl, beat the softened butter until it is fairly smooth and lump-free. Add the sugar and continue beating until it is well incorporated. Add in the egg and vanilla, scraping the sides and stirring.
- In a separate bowl, add the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cream of tartar and combine.
- Add the mixed dry ingredients to the wet ingredients slowly so as not to make it too difficult to mix. The dough will be a thicker cookie dough.
- Form the dough into 15 golf ball sized balls and chill them for at least two hours.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Once the dough is chilled, grease two baking sheets or line them with parchment paper and place the cookie dough balls on them.
- Flatten the cookies slightly.
- Bake the cookies for 8 or 9 minutes, but not any longer. The cookies won’t look done, but take them out anyways. Let them cool on the hot cookie sheets for at least 3 minutes before moving to a drying rack or plate.
To make the glazes:
- Add all of the milk and powdered sugar into a small bowl
- Separate 1/3 of the glaze and mix in the cocoa powder with the 1/3 until well incorporated.
To glaze the cookies:
- Once the cookies are cool, dip them in the plain white glaze and let the glaze dry.
- Dip a fork or pronged object in the cocoa glaze and drizzle over the cookies.
- Let dry.
Congratulations, you’ve made double glazed sugar cookies! My friends, the lovely taste-testers, claim they taste like cookie versions of donuts. Let me know what your taste-testers think!