Monday, February 21, 2011

Cherry Glazed Sugar Cookies

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 Glaze
-Confectioners Sugar
-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. 

Sugar Cookies
-1 cup butter
-1/2 cup powdered sugar
-1/2 cup sugar
-1 egg
-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. 

Enjoy :)

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  1. I love sugar cookies! I'll definitely be trying these :)

  2. Your cookies look pretty in pink.

  3. Those look so good. Sugar cookies are my favorite!

  4. We don't have presidents day here in the UK, but happy presidents day anyway!
    The cookies look great and all I like to hear: chewy and buttery.
    Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you come and visit again. Have a great day.

  5. What cute little cookies! I bet I could eat about a dozen of them. :)

  6. Adorable cookies. I love the pink looks just charming.

  7. What a creative way of using up the marachino cherry juice! I love cookies.

  8. Hi Meg,

    these cookies look AWESOME!

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    let's keep in touch! Pam King

  9. Newest blog follower! I love finding new foodie blogs! I'm drooling here! Love for you to stop over at mine, too! Let me know if you want to be guest chef sometime, too!

  10. Thanks so much for linking up to This Week’s Cravings! I did a Diet Cherry Coke Cake recipe! It was amazing, but your cherry cookie recipe looks delicious too!

    Don’t forget to come back next week for our theme of “kid-friendly recipes”.

  11. They look spectacular! I love the pink color (anything pink must be delicious :)) I bet I'd eat them all, too :D

  12. Well ... there is that old tale about Washington chopping down the cherry tree! Love the pink!

  13. Can't wait to try them!!

  14. 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.

  15. What pretty little cookies! They sound scrumptious!

  16. These are so sweet-looking - I love the pink icing!

  17. these are such girly-girl cookies! I love it! :)

  18. Too cute! I could so see taking these to a kids' tea party. (After eating half of them myself of course.)


  19. Ooh, I love sugar cookies. I like the idea of a cherry glaze on top... sounds delish!

  20. 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.

  21. Great looking cookies- perfect for President's Day!

  22. I disagree with your cousin! The cherry theme is very President Washington! Sounds like a great addition to the simple sugar cookie!

  23. They look great and are a little different with the two types of sugar:@)

  24. Saw these on a blog hop and had to stop by! They are super cute and sound yum! I am likin many of your recipes... I am your newest follower!

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