Thursday, July 9, 2009
I had all day, Wednesday, to rest and relax. Although, me being me...I just can't sit still and do nothing. I have to keep myself busy some way some how. My solution was to bake something. I remember in the sixth grade my teacher had made some sugar cookies for our class. I pestered...no I kindly asked her for the recipe, which she eventually gave to me after a while.
I changed it up a bit. Doubled on the vanilla extract and used cake flour instead of all purpose. The cookies had a nice consistency of almost cake-like. It was pretty neat. I paired it with a spread of a lemon-pomegranate icing.
Makes close to 3 dozen cookies. I can't really say how much as I munched on them while I was still making them. No one can resist the power of a cookie!
Sugar Cookie with Lemon Pom Frosting
1 c unsalted butter
1 1/s c granulated sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 Tbsp milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 c cake flour
Preheat you oven to 375˚F
Sift together flour, baking powder, salt. Set aside.
Cream together butter and sugar. Beat in the egg then add in the vanilla extract and milk.
Mix in the flour mixture and combine well.
Scoop out a teaspoon worth onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper on a baking sheet.
Bake for 5-10 min or the until the edges had slightly browned. Let them cool completely before spreading the icing.
4 Tbsp cream cheese
6 Tbsp powdered sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
zest of 1 lemon (optional)
2 Tbsp Pomegranate Juice
Combine all ingredients together.
Spread a nice layer over the cookie.