• My Own Xmas Cookies - UDD

    From Dave Drum@1:2320/105 to All on Mon Nov 27 12:24:00 2023
    This is my holiday treat for my friends, relatives, and even a chance acquaintance now and then. The sugar cookies are nothing special, just
    a good, reliable, fairly easy to make recipe/ And I cut out Santy Pants.
    and tree silhouettes then after baking ice them using the second recipe.

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    Title: Sugar Cookies
    Categories: Cookies, Snacks
    Yield: 24 servings

    2 1/2 c (320 g) A-P flour
    1/2 ts Baking powder
    1/2 ts Kosher salt
    1 c (225 g) unsalted butter;
    - softened
    1/4 c (150 g) granulated sugar
    1 lg Egg; room temp
    1 ts Vanilla extract

    Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl,
    and whisk to combine. Set aside.

    In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle
    attachment, cream together butter and granulated sugar
    on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 2 to 3
    minutes. Add egg and vanilla, and beat on medium speed
    until well combined, scraping the bowl as needed.

    Add flour mixture and beat on low speed just until
    combined. Scrape the bowl and fold a few times to make
    sure everything is well combined. Wrap dough in plastic
    wrap, flatten into a disk, and chill until firm, at
    least 1 hour.

    Set oven @ 350-|F/175-|C.

    Roll out dough 1/4" thick. Use 3' floured cutters to cut
    out cookies, and transfer to two parchment- or silicone
    mat-lined baking sheets, spacing the cookies 1 1/2"
    apart. Reroll scraps as needed, chilling as needed until
    firm before rolling and cutting again. Freeze until very
    firm, about 10 minutes.

    UDD uses Xmas Tree and Santy Pants cookie cutters.

    Bake until golden brown at the edges, 12 to 14 minutes.

    Let cool a few minutes on the baking sheets, then
    transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Cookies will
    keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up
    to 2 weeks, or frozen up to 3 months.

    By: Susan Spungen

    Yield: 2 dozen cookies

    RECIPE FROM: https://cooking.nytimes.com

    Uncle Dirty Dave's Kitchen


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    Title: Chile Icing
    Categories: Five, Cookies, Desserts, Chilies
    Yield: 24 Servings

    2 c Powdered sugar
    4 ts Milk or half & half
    4 ts Light Karo corn syrup
    1/4 ts Almond extract
    1 tb (level) ground chile
    Food colouring (opt)

    In a bowl, stir together confectioners' sugar and milk
    until smooth. Beat in corn syrup, almond extract and
    ground chile * until icing is smooth and glossy. If
    icing is too thick, add more corn syrup.

    * use ground Anaheim/NuMex chilies for green icing and
    ground cayenne/tabasco/bird chilies for red icing. DO
    NOT overload with chile - you want the icing to be
    noticably "chile" but not light anyone up.

    Add food colouring to desired shade if needed. Spread
    over cookies, or paint on with a brush.

    As an option make some icing without ground chile or
    food colouring to pipe designs onto the green or red
    icing. Be creative.

    Sprinkling red or green sugar crystals on the cookies
    after icing them is also a nice optional touch.

    Uncle Dirty Dave's Kitchen


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