TWD: Grandma’s All-Occasion Sugar Cookies

I’ve been so busy with work that I haven’t been able to participate in Tuesdays With Dorie for a few weeks. I’ve finally gotten into a good swing I think and was able to make this week’s recipe, Grandma’s All-Occasion Sugar Cookies, chosen by Ulrike of Kuchenlatein.

I have to say that I was really happy with the flavor of these cookies, very yummy! On the flip side, I HATE refrigerating dough over and over again just to be able to work with it, what a pain! So, here’s what I did:
I separated my dough into two pieces as suggested, one for slice and bake and one for rolling and cutting.  After the initial chilling time of 2 hours, I sliced the slice and bake and made those, easy enough.

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Next I rolled out the other half of the dough, but I rolled it thicker than suggested, and cut those out with cookie cutters. Of course I had to chill them before I could transfer them to the cookie sheet *sigh*
With the scraps from the dough, I used my cookie scoop. I didn’t feel like chilling it again and waiting again, so I scooped out balls of dough, rolled them in my hands and then dipped one side in green sugar and the other side in red sugar. I placed the balls on the cookie sheet and hoped for the best.
After cooling I decorated in several ways:

  • slice and bake: half I used some leftover Caramel Icing from my pumpkin cookies. YUM, these were my favorite. The other half I drizzled with confectioner’s glaze and sprinkled them.
  • shapes from cookie cutters: I tinted some leftover cream cheese frosting I had from a flopped apple cake recipe I never posted (LOL) with green, red and blue food coloring. Spread that on the shapes and sprinkled.
  • rolled balls: these turned out great. All I had to do with these was transfer to the cooling rack :)

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I will definitely make this recipe again, but will probably stick with slice and bake and rolling them. They taste wonderful and were nice and chewy!

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  1. Jessica says

    I am going to try the slice and bake option next time because I love a chewy cookie. Yours are so festive and pretty! I love the different sprinkles!

  2. AmyRuth says

    So glad you had some Big Fun with all the variations of these cookies. They are so festive and Merry!
    I agree chilling is the name of the game with this recipe. Thanks so much for stopping by at such a busy time of year.

  3. Cathy says

    What a great variety of festive cookies! Your cut outs look great, but the slice and bakes are pretty too! I’m with you — it’ll be hard to go back to the more labor-intensive cookie cutter method when we know that log slicing is available! Beautiful cookies!

  4. Kimberly Johnson says

    Your cookies look great! I love how the little ball cookies turned out! I put my dough in a ziploc bag and rolled it out before the first chilling. That could save you a chilling step.

  5. happytummy says

    oooh i LOVE what you did with your cookies! love the different colors. that’s what i love about sugar cookies–they’re such a great base for decorations of all kinds. great job!

  6. n.o.e says

    Talk about the variations! The coolest thing is that now you know (and we do too) how the different shaping methods turn out. I love the balls, and will have to keep them in mind. With my luck, they’d roll around and spread so the red is on top of the green…

  7. BakingLikeBetty says

    I wasn’t going to make these because I already have a delish recipe… but you made them look so good… I’m thinking about making them!!!

  8. Lisa magicsprinkles says

    I love your festive shapes and colors! I wouldn’t have thought of doing balls – what a great idea!

  9. Cakelaw says

    These all look fabulous, but my favourites are the simplest – the balls dipped in sugar, which look just like Christmas baubles.

  10. Megan says

    I like the green and red balls! And the slice and bake ones turned out pretty darn tasty looking too! Looks like a platter of a variety of cookies from one recipe!

  11. mars-kikay says

    wow…i wish i can taste just one…sad to say i don’t have the talent in cooking cookies..”sarap talaga tignan”(looks really delicious)

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