I’m not sure if I’ve ever blogged about baking, which is such a strange thing to me because while I am not the world’s best baker and don’t bake constantly, I really love baking. And because I love it I have decided to share that love with you guys, starting this side of my interests out in the form of Valentine’s Day treats! So, let’s get to baking.
I tend to stick to the same recipe when I make sugar cookies, which I personally think makes some of these best sugar cookies I’ve had, this recipe I follow I will link here. I also plan on writing the recipe down a little bit further on this post, since I do make a couple of slight changes to make these cookies if you want to keep reading.
To make this recipe you will need:
- 1 1/2 cup Butter
- 1 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
- 3 1/2 cups Flour
- 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
To start set the butter out to soften, once it’s softened cream the butter and sugar together. Next, come the eggs and vanilla and in a separate bowl mix together all the dry ingredients. Add the dry mixture into the wet ingredients slowing until it’s mixed into a dough.
Now, if you want to make marbled cookies what you do is mix in a little gel food coloring into the dough and knead/mix it until it is opaque. You can use regular food color but gel food coloring works best. I personally mixed three shades of pink together but you really don’t need that many colors to get a great marble out of these. Then knead them together just so that they form a ball and chill for at least four hours.
Take the dough out of the fridge to warm up a bit, flour your rolling space and then roll it out. Cut out shapes, or just make them into abstract shapes, whatever floats your boat. I personally like my cookies a little on the thicker side so I don’t roll them super thin but if you prefer crunchy cookies then roller a little bit thinner.
Once they are all loaded up on a sheet tray and the oven is heated to 350f, put them in and baked them for about 8-10 minutes, you want to take them out once the edges start getting just a little bit golden.
Once you take them out, let them sit for a minute and then let them sit on a cooling rack until they are cool. Then decorate however you’d like to or just eat them as is, either way, is a great option.
I personally made mine into sandwich cookies because I wanted icing but I didn’t want to take away from the marbled look of them. I do not have a recipe for the frosting I use because I personally always wing it, I start with softened butter, a little bit of vanilla, a bit of heavy cream and then powdered sugar until the consistency looks right and it tastes right. It’s really quite simple. Next step was putting some between the layers and smooshing them together a little bit so that they are sandwich cookies.
And this is the end result, I personally think they are really cool and interesting looking without being too much. I also think these a really easy and pretty quick to make, so that’s always a plus in my book. Leave a comment below if you tried these out and tell me what you think.
Do you like the look of marbled sugar cookies?