Today I thought I would share my own personal favorite cookie, White Velvet Sugar Cookies.
I love to make these cookies not only because they are snowy white and yummy but because they remind me of my days at Gooseberry Patch. My GBP reindeer cookie cutter from GBP was the inspiration for a penny rug made last year. My first year working the holiday season, I became so caught up in selling Christmas that I completely forgot about it in my own home! There were several dozen cookies not made that year!
WHITE VELVET SUGAR COOKIES
CREAM: 2c butter (room temp.), 1 (8oz) cream cheese (room temp.), 2c sugar, 2 large egg YOLKS, 1t vanilla
ADD: 4c flour + 1/2c for rolling out
CHILL: 3 hours. Let come to nearly room temp.
ROLL OUT: Flour counter well as well as brushing dough and dipping cookie cutters into flour as needed. Roll dough 1/8" thick.
BAKE: Air-Bake or shiny aluminum baking sheet 350* 12-15 mins. Remove to cool (will be very delicate)
ICING: 2c powered sugar, 1 egg white, 1t vanilla, drops of water until smooth. I use the back of a spoon to dab the icing in place. Betty Crocker tubes of white icing microwaved for several seconds until pipes smoothly will set beautifully and taste delicious! Place red hots as you ice, and sprinkle cookies with sugar.
I giggle to think how many customers at Gooseberry Patch I told my icing "secret" to. I do hope Betty Crocker heard about it!
And here is my Dash Away All penny rug pattern for you!
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