Tuesday, May 27, 2008

One Tough Cookie


Sugar cookies are simple and I've yet to encounter a bad one. I mean really, all it takes is a heap of butter, a couple cups of flour, sugar and an egg. Add a dash of vanilla, refrigerate for a few hours and you've got yourself a mound of edible clay. Versatility is, after all, what makes this classic treat so appealing to the masses. You want a crimson-frosted heart? You got it. How about Barbie's disproportionate figure or, better yet, her little pink corvette? Done and done.

Not only do sugar cookies trump every other pastry's ability to morph into classic characters and toothsome organs, but the things never go out of season. St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Valentine's Day, Halloween,Christmas--show me a holiday that hasn't inspired a novel shape from the sweet dough. Hell, I've even seen a pair of freshly-pedicured and painted feet, ready to hit the beach, in the pastry case at Sensational Bites.

If ever in a pastry show-down, the sugar cookie would undoubtedly take the cake-- head on, in the form of frosted mini shotguns. A simple pastry, yes. But one of the toughest cookies to beat.


Here's a favorite, no-fail basic sugar cookie recipe, courtesy of Blueprint Magazine.

3 comments:

Daniel Senra said...

Very nice. I've always wanted someone to make me a giant sugar cookie decorated up to look like larger than life bottle of Yoohoo (Hint, hint, wink, wink). Either way, they are pretty tasty but sugar cookies definitely can not stand up head to head with a delicious glass of cold milk and some of there nice home made chocolate chip relatives. I've done thousands upon thousands of experiments, and they all end the same. I would say that this is no longer a theory, but has been proven true so many times it should from this day forward be consider a law.

*!Wake Up!* said...

You know, I can honestly admit that I am a veteran victim of sugar-cookie-overdose...

I am the one that creeps into the kitchen at night for one warm, soft, gooey sugar-cookie-character... and ends up leaving having consumed nearly all of the cookies on the platter...

I lack self-control in matters of food...

Etiquette Bitch said...

Yum, thanks for the recipe!