My Granny made the best iced sugar cookies that I’ve ever tasted. She rolled them paper thin and coated them with a thin glaze of icing. I haven’t perfected the rolling paper thin part, but even rolled thicker, these cookies are quite delicious.
We had supper club on Saturday night and I wanted to take the hostess something other than the usual bottle of wine. She (and Mr. SP) are University of Wisconsin alumni, so I decided to make some Badger themed cookies for a gift.
Grandma’s Special Tea Cookies
2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup confectioners sugar
Cut in…..one cup soft butter until mixture resembles coarse meal
Beat….one egg until light
Sprinkle….2 T of the beaten egg and 2 tsp vanilla over mixture; blend well and form into a ball. Chill.
Roll out…..on a floured pastry cloth or board 1/3 at a time to 1/8” thickness.
Cut….into desired shapes with a cookie cutter. Place on ungreased baking sheets. (I use parchment.)
Bake…at 400 degrees for 4 – 6 minutes. Watch closely!
I ran out of time before supper club, so Mr. SP had to do the decorating.
Look at the faces he gave Bucky Badger!!
I put some Bucky Badgers on one plate and the W’s on another.
I put them in plastic bags and used double stick tape to stick on a coordinating bow. Nicole loved them!
They look pretty on an amber colored cake stand.
Mmmm…….These cookies are seriously good and quite dangerous. Once you eat one, you want one more, and one more. I think you get the picture!
Be sure to visit Jen at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam for this week’s collection of recipes.