Gimme Some Sugar!
Assemble Valentine’s Day a runt of sweeter with this heartwarming sugar-cookie recipe from Elizabeth Chambers Hammer, acquire at the Cooking Channel’s Sugar Showdown and founder and CEO of BIRD Bakery in San Antonio. (She moreover happens to be the spouse of actor Armie Hammer.) “Acquire creative with royal icing or use sanding sugar for simple ornament and an added crunch,” says Chambers Hammer.
3 cups all-reason flour, plus additional for floor and rolling pin
1 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
1 cup top super unsalted butter, softened
1½ cups granulated sugar
2 sizable eggs
1 tbsp. top super natural almond extract
3 sizable egg whites
four cups powdered sugar
1½ tsp. natural vanilla extract
Gel-paste foods coloring
1. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt into an enormous bowl. Throughout the bowl of an electrical stand mixer fitted with the hotfoot attachment, beat butter and sugar on medium meander aside from mild and fluffy, about 3 mins. Upload eggs and almond extract; beat aside from combined. Lower meander to low. Step-by-step upload flour combination, beating aside from properly combined. Divide dough in part of; flatten each and every part of right into a 1-hurry-thick disc and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate aside from corporate, about 2 hours or in a single day for best results.
2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Unwrap 1 dough disc and utter on a lightly floured floor; roll dough to ¼-hurry thickness and carve into shapes the usage of desired Valentine’s Day cookie cutters. Dwelling on a greased or parchment-paper-lined baking sheet. Bake aside from edges are mild golden brown, about 10 mins. Cool on pan five mins; transfer to a cord rack and frigid completely, about 20 mins. Repeat with ultimate dough disc.
1 Throughout the electric mixer, beat egg whites on medium meander aside from frothy, about 3 mins. Step-by-step upload powdered sugar and beat on medium meander aside from cushy and fluffy, about five mins. Beat in vanilla. Upload foods coloring, 1 drop at a time, aside from desired colour is completed. If making additional than 1 colour, divide icing and colour accordingly. Spread or pipe icing onto cookies.
Energetic Time: 45 mins
Overall Time: 3 hours, fifty 5 mins