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I am going to keep this short and sweet. This week I made Dorie Greenspan’s recipe for Grandma’s All Occasion Sugar Cookies. I cut these extra thick because I am not a huge fan of crisp sugar cookies, so I wanted these to be a little soft and chewy. This dough was super soft and took some serious refrigeration in order for it to roll out and cut smoothly, but once thoroughly chilled the process was easy peasy. I decided to decorate these cookies with icing and sprinkles.

This was my first time working with Royal Icing, so it took me a minute to get used to it. While I love it’s appearance, I am not a huge fan of the taste…I even added a smidge of clear vanilla extract to cut down on the yuck factor; however, this did little to nothing. Maybe I need to experiment with different recipes for icing or maybe I did something wrong. All in all, the cookies were good, but nothing special, as for the icing…I really do not know what else to say about the icing. I am sure I will try out a few more sugar cookie recipes before the holiday season is over, so stay tuned! For the recipe, check out Ulrike’s blog Küchenlatein. You can also check out the TwD blog roll for more cookie making madness.

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  1. Gina says:

    I cant seem to find the recipes for the soft sugar cookies

  2. Erik says:

    I see it’s been 2 years since you posted this, are there any updates on a better icing? I found an alternative to ‘Royal Icing’ that works just as well and does taste better. Not as good as a nice buttercream or cream cheese fronsting (which are great on sugar cookies), but definitely more palatable than Royal. So far no one I’ve presented it to has complained. You can search Allrecipes for ‘Sugar Cookie Icing’. You’ll know you’ve found the right one when you find the one with NO MERINGUE POWDER, just powdered sugar, corn syrup, milk and a few other things. You can add clear vanilla, almond extract, or as I prefer, both, to get a better flavor. This allows you to do those pretty decorations and still actually want to eat the cookies! It does dry hard, so they can be stacked afterward as well.

  3. elenis says:

    Yum! It's great to see organic treats! The Eco Gift Tower looks really good Thanks!

  4. Prudy says:

    Boy are those cute! I especially love your perfect snowflake and candy cane! Yum.

  5. Ingrid says:

    I’ve not had royal icing that I thought was tasty. I guess its solely for decorative purposes. On Honey B’s blog she used Glace icing and was happy with it. I’ve not used or tasted it myself but she does say she likes it better than royal. Hope that helps!

    You did a wonderful job decorating the cookies. Am I gonna be able to do that once my holiday package gets here?! :-) I’m hoping it inspires me to make cookies.

  6. The Food Librarian says:

    How cute are these?! Adorable!

  7. Leslie says:

    Adorable Jamie!