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.
I love sugar cookies! I'll definitely be trying these :)ReplyDelete
Your cookies look pretty in pink.ReplyDelete
Those look so good. Sugar cookies are my favorite!ReplyDelete
We don't have presidents day here in the UK, but happy presidents day anyway!ReplyDelete
The cookies look great and all I like to hear: chewy and buttery.
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Lovely looking cookies, so cute.ReplyDelete
What cute little cookies! I bet I could eat about a dozen of them. :)ReplyDelete
Adorable cookies. I love the pink glaze...it looks just charming.ReplyDelete
What a creative way of using up the marachino cherry juice! I love cookies.ReplyDelete
these cookies look AWESOME!
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They look spectacular! I love the pink color (anything pink must be delicious :)) I bet I'd eat them all, too :DReplyDelete
Well ... there is that old tale about Washington chopping down the cherry tree! Love the pink!ReplyDelete
Can't wait to try them!!ReplyDelete
Thanks for visiting The Food of Love. I'm excited to have found your blog. Those cookies sure would taste good right now with a glass of cold milk.ReplyDelete
What pretty little cookies! They sound scrumptious!ReplyDelete
These are so sweet-looking - I love the pink icing!ReplyDelete
these are such girly-girl cookies! I love it! :)ReplyDelete
Too cute! I could so see taking these to a kids' tea party. (After eating half of them myself of course.)ReplyDelete
Ooh, I love sugar cookies. I like the idea of a cherry glaze on top... sounds delish!ReplyDelete
Oh wow, these look so pretty and that cherry flavor sounds awesome. I hope you'll come by and link them up to Sweets for a Saturday #6. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/02/sweets-for-saturday-6.htmlReplyDelete
Great looking cookies- perfect for President's Day!ReplyDelete
Cherry flavored glaze sounds awesome! Yum!ReplyDelete
I disagree with your cousin! The cherry theme is very President Washington! Sounds like a great addition to the simple sugar cookie!ReplyDelete
They look great and are a little different with the two types of sugar:@)ReplyDelete
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