Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Can you make Rolled Sugar Cookies in Hot and Humid Florida?!

Hello hello!

Story time! So since forever, I have been told that it is way too hot and humid in Florida. Depending on the recipe you make, that is totally true. I have tried to make rolled sugar cookies in the past and it was a total fail, even using a very cold pan! This year I was dang determined to make Rolled Sugar cookies! I researched and researched recipes that could work well in hot and humid conditions. I had found one earlier in the month and m*eye roll* So, I set out again looking.

I happened upon the recipe by In Katrina's Kitchen for what she calls the Best Sugar Cookie Recipe. I chose her recipe in the end because it is a No-Chill dough and lets be real right now, I don't have the patience to chill cookie dough for hours. I also colored my dough green, because they are Christmas Cookies and my Mom is the one who suggested using the sprinkles. I followed her recipe exactly, except I apparently missed the whole "you can add more flour" when you are rolling it part. Which is okay! I don't think they needed more flour, but if you are rolling your cookies straight on your countertop, definitely use flour so they don't stick. I rolled mine out between two sheets of parchment paper. I saved myself a mess because you don't need that extra flour!

Here is her recipe!

1 Cup unsalted butter
1 Cup granulated white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 egg
2 teaspoons baking powder
3 cups all purpose flour

Preheat oven to 350° F.
In the bowl of your mixer cream butter and sugar until smooth, at least 3 minutes
Beat in extracts and egg.
In a separate bowl combine baking powder with flour and add a little at a time to the wet ingredients. The dough will be very stiff. If it becomes too stiff for your mixer turn out the dough onto a countertop surface. Wet your hands and finish off kneading the dough by hand.
DO NOT CHILL THE DOUGH. Divide into workable batches, roll out onto a floured surface and cut. You want these cookies to be on the thicker side (closer to 1/4 inch rather than 1/8).
Bake at 350 for 6-8 minutes. Let cool on the cookie sheet until firm enough to transfer to a cooling rack.

Please though, so see all of the extra info she added, please please go to her blog post!

This recipe was super super easy to make! It also turned out great! Even with the addition of the gel food color! Her recipe says you will get 3 dozen out of it, but I didn't and I am not sure why. I made have made them too thick, however, in the 7 minutes I baked them for, they came out perfectly cooked and even when cooled they were still soft! So yummy.

So yes, it is totally possible to make rolled sugar cookies in Florida! It was so hot and humid the day I made these and they came out great! 

Have you ever tried to make rolled sugar cookies before?! Did you have problems with your dough?! Are you more tempted to make them now?! I would love to know your favorite Christmas Cookie recipes!

Autty xx

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