Monday, May 23, 2011
Sam rarely gets cookies with brown sugar in them anymore due to her sensitivity to it, so I reworked my Basic Cookie Recipe to use just white sugar, and the cookies turned out great. I didn't realize at the time I created my Basic Cookie Recipe that it would be sugar cookie dough without the brown sugar. These are perfectly sweet, crispy, and chewy Sugar Cookies by themselves, or you can frost them or decorate them how you wish.
Sugar Cookie Recipe
1-1/4 cup unbleached flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup + 1 tbsp vegetable oil
1/4 cup + 1 tbsp water
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix together the dry ingredients. Add the wet ingredients and mix thoroughly.
Lightly flour your work surface, your hands, and your rolling pin. Roll out part of the dough at a time to 1/8" thick and use a 2" cookie cutter to cut out the cookies. Use a spatula to move the cookies to the cookie sheet. Recipe will yield 25 cookies. Bake for 12 minutes.
If using rice flour to make these cookies use the following in place of the unbleached flour above:
3/4 cup brown rice flour
1/3 cup + 1 tbsp white rice flour
2 tbsp binder (potato starch, tapioca flour, arrowroot powder, etc.)