Okay. So. I wanted to post these today for... well, today.
Happy Presidents Day! Here is a recipe involving cherries, ha.
I didn't get time to upload them from my camera and then things were just kind of... happening. and the day was suddenly gone. No cherry post.
My apologies. My cousin even pointed out the lack of President Themed food to which I could only moan about grand intentions that never occurred.
These are simple, delicious, sugar cookies that my family usually makes and presses sugar into them before they bake, therefore we usually make them without any icing. However, I decided to make a cherry glaze for them and therefore skipped the sugar sprinkled at the end.
These cookies are buttery, chewy, and spectacular. With sugar, or with icing. I am pretty sure I could eat an entire tray of them. I am pretty sure I may have, actually. They are so addicting, it cannot be avoided.
In conclusion- make these. Make these tomorrow. They are amazing, you will love them and wish you'd been making them for years. And I have been making these for years.
-Cherry Juice (from Maraschino Cherry jar)
Pour sugar into bowl, slowly add juice until it is consistency you prefer. Could be dense, icing. Or runny, glaze.
-1 cup butter
-1/2 cup powdered sugar
-1/2 cup sugar
-1/2 teaspoon vanilla
-2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
-1/2 tsp cream of tartar
-1/2 tsp baking soda
-Sugar to sprinkle prior to baking, (if desired/if not making icing/glaze)
Heat oven to 375. Combine butter and sugars. Beat until creamy. Add egg and vanilla, mix. Reduce beater speed to low and add flour, cream of tartar, and baking soda. Beat until dough becomes a ball. Shape into spoonful/1inch round balls. Place on cookie sheets, flatten now with a glass to about 1/2 inch. IF ADDING SUGAR, dip the glass in water and then sugar (so bottom has sugar stuck to it) and THEN press the dough. If not, use a clean, round, glass when pressing dough. Bake for 7-9 mins. Let cool for 1 min, then remove from cookie sheets and allow to cool completely prior to any icing/glaze.