Thursday, December 13, 2012

Snowy Star Cookies

Last weekend, we got our first big snowfall.  More than a dusting, so much that my  daughter's cookie exchange had to be canceled and rescheduled. 

Darn, I had just begun to roll out the first batch of a sour cream sugar cookie recipe adapted from Baker Bettie.  I had added twice the amount of sour cream to this batch, and amended with a little more more flour, a little more sugar.

My choice of cookie cutters is limited, since I don't often make rolled cookies.  But one star, and one circle yielded more than a couple of shapes.
make sure to flour those cookie cutters well to release the chilled dough!

The best part, was the lemon icing as follows:
1 cup powdered sugar
2 T softened, unsalted butter
juice of one lemon (the grated zest was added to the dough)

As usual, I had not done a diligent ingredient check, and found that I had no liquid food coloring but was able to produce a few drops of blue frosting gel, thanks to another Betty.
Half of dough went to the freezer, the baked cookies were enjoyed by the snowbound.

 a lovely little limoges leaf plate made a nice serving tray

this vintage biscuit tin is part of a collection going to a new home in Ohio