Well, I missed out on quite a few Tuesdays with Dorie lately and I want to apologize to our hosts of the past few weeks for not making their chosen recipes. Isabelle of Les gourmandises d'Isa, Vibi of La casserole carrée and Noskos of Living the Life all had chosen great recipes and I promise to do a rewind of all three recipes (seperately!) at some point in time. Promise!
This week's recipe, Grandma's All Occasion Sugar Cookies, comes courtesy of Ulrike of Küchenlatein. I have to admit when I first saw sugar cookies I knew I'd have a few problems because I am not very patient with cut-out cookies. But then I read the recipe (duh!) and saw that there was a slice and bake option. Ahhh, slice and bake cookies. I love those. They were certainly invented for busy moms or by a busy mom, because they are time savers! You can make the dough when you have a few minutes, shape it into a log, throw it in the fridge for future use and when feel like/have time to bake you just slice and bake. Voilà! They can be baked in minutes when you need a lift when you're say, knee deep in gift wrapping and you think everyone will make it to Christmas on time except you. A few cookies, a tall glass of milk and you're back on track!
I found this recipe came together very easily. But then I have no other sugar cookie recipe to compare it with. They were my very first sugar cookies and they were delicious! This recipe is a keeper. It is begging to be tweaked though, as in adding some orange zest or finely chopped chocolate or nuts, or extracts of some kind. So many possibilities. And even if you just roll them in coarse sugar for a little crunch, you'll still get people to say "you made those yourself?!". Not too shabby for a few minutes' work. So visit the the rest of the TWD baking guys and gals to see how Dorie's recipe compared to their Grandma's recipes and if you'd like to try them yourselves, visit Ulrike's blog for the recipe!