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.
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 :) 
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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35 Responses to TWD: Grandma’s All-Occasion Sugar Cookies

  1. 1
    Bunny says:

    Your cookies look great. I’m gonna have to try this recipe cause it sounds really good!

  2. 2
    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!

  3. 3
    Cristine says:

    Looks great! I love all of your different shapes!

  4. 4
    chocolatechic says:

    Such fun cookies.

    They are so cute.

  5. 5
    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.

  6. 6
    Maria says:

    Cute cookies!They turned out great!

  7. 7
    Debbie says:

    I love, love, love sugar cookies!!!! I will try this recipe since I have Dorie’s book…..your look great!

  8. 8
    Sabrina says:

    Oooh pretty!! Very nice!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

  9. 9
    Mari says:

    What a versatil recipe – looks good!

  10. 10
    Mike Spoodles says:

    Gorgeous plate of cookies!

  11. 11
    Happy cook says:

    They look so colourfull and delciious.

  12. 12
    Amy says:

    These look great! I love all the different shapes and decorations!


  13. 13
    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!

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    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.

  15. 15
    Candy says:

    I love all the shapes and colors! Very festive!

  16. 16
    Flourchild says:

    I love your cookies. YOu decorated them so pretty. Im glad you liked them.

  17. 17
    Natashya says:

    They look so festive all decorated with love. I will have to try icing them next time.

  18. 18
    Marie says:

    Your cookies are sooo cute and festive looking! I love them!!

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    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!

  20. 20
    Jodie says:

    Very cute! I love the circles with teh sugar!

  21. 21
    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…

  22. 22
    Katrina says:

    Lots of fun,yummy cookies floating here and all over the blogosphere today!

  23. 23
    Tammy says:

    they look fabulous. lovely decorations!

  24. 24
    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!!!

  25. 25
    Banjo says:

    Love your sprinkles.. the look fab!

  26. 26
    Lisa magicsprinkles says:

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

  27. 27
    Cakelaw says:

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

  28. 28
    The Blonde Duck says:

    Those look so wonderful! I think I may make these for the office party!

  29. 29
    Navita says:

    wow ! great cookies Amanda.

  30. 30
    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!

  31. 31
    Sharon says:

    Gotta love classic sugar cookies – adorable decorations on them!

  32. 32
    Jaime says:

    love all the variations!

  33. 33
    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)

  34. 34
    Jacque says:

    You’ve got a great variety there. They would be so pretty for a holiday cookie tray. Nice work!

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    mangomissives says:

    really cute cookies. They willmake a really colorful and festive holiday dessert plate.

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