Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Tuesdays with Dorie: Grandma's All-Occasion Sugar Cookies

Just the name says sweet, cosy comfort food don't you think? I don't really have much experience with sugar cookies. I remember making a few as a child and decorating them garishly but they've never been a big thing in our family.

I was originally planning on cutting shapes from these but after reading how puffy and mishapen they could be I went for the easier slice and bake option.

Again, no problems making, chilling, cutting or cooking these. I love it when things go according to plan!

The taste test ...

Oh. My. God. How can something so simple taste so good?? I only baked 1/4 of the dough and the instant they came out of the oven I was wishing I'd done more. They were sweet without being overpowering, slightly crispy around the edges and a little chewy in the middle. Absolute cookie perfection. I was planning on adding a basic lemon glaze but honestly they didn't need anything. Thank you Dorie's Grandma and Ulrike of K├╝chenlatein!

Update - I have since made the rest of the batch, sprinkling some with cinnamon sugar after baking, and rolling a log in raw sugar before slicing and baking. Both divine! These have ended up on some Christmas gift plates and been very well received!


  1. These cookies were good. I loved them. The cinnamon sugar addition sounds delicious. YUM!

  2. Sometimes simple is better. It lets you taste the cookie the way it is meant to be. :) Mr.Mango loved these cookies and demanded that I make more immediately. I haven't yet.

  3. These look great Susan - glad that thye didn't give you any hassles. I think the roll and slice option was the wise move - they look so much neater than mine.

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    1. Hi Mary, Ulrike of K├╝chenlatein was host that month so you will find the recipe on her blog here: http://kuechenlatein.com/reciperezept-grandmas-all-occasion-sugar-cookies/ Hope you enjoy them!


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