Wednesday, December 1, 2010

White Velvet Sugar Cookies

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!


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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Hearts Turned said...

You, are a magician with felt, needle & embroidery floss! Every little thing you creat is a work of art.

Love that sugar cookie recipe, and will definitely add that to my holiday baking list!

Thanks for all you share, dear friend...stay cozy today!


Lorlore said...

I really, really, really enjoy your blog soooo much!!! Lovely penny rug and yummy cookies!! I have many a Gooseberry Patch Book, love them!!!

Debby said...

Hi E. I am home nut a bit tired. If you want please send me your phone I am not sure what all is in the barn sale. I think they have it seasonally......crafts, art, antiques, I am guessing. I have never been there but think it will be fun.
Love your pictures today. I have always loved these colors together.

Cindy said...

Thank you friend!!I will make these up at Wendy's ..they look really yummy.
Love the goodness that took some time cutting out the little city! How cute.

Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Val said...

I hope you and yours have a happy holiday season, Elizabeth. :)

Reality Jayne said...

Those cookies sound delightful. I love your new Christmas look on the blog.

Unknown said...

Love this penny rug and I never knew what a food artist you are. I don't know why I'm surprised.

Hugs...Tracy :)

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Oh Elizabeth! This penny rug of yours may be my most favorite of all, it is so darling!

YUM! now I'm all rumbly in my tumbly ... AND you make the most darling looking cookies too. I hear them calling my name. I wish I could reach through the monitor and sample one - guess the recipe will have to suffice. ;)

Thanks so much for sharing your joy and talent with us E, you always make the day brighter.

Betty said...

I love that penny rug too!! The little red houses at the bottom just set it off!!

ImagiMeri said...

Those cookies sound aweful good......I'll take a dozen just for me! Come visit and see what I've been doing.

Love ya'

Elyse said...

just popped over for some vitamin C (as in Cute). always a boost!

thanks, elizabeth!

happy december ~


Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

I have always loved your sweet penny rug, Elizabeth...and the cookies are divine!


Hi E!!!
How do you find the time to do so MANY things??? Creating, working, baking, to name a "few"???
Those cookies look wonderful! I'm going to make some tomorrow ~ Russian Tea cakes, hubby's favorite.
deb :)

NanE said...

This recipe sounds so yummy E! I love sugar cookies, especially soft, chewy ones. Thanks for the icing tip too and the pattern for the penny rug. You rock!

Holiday Sparkle - Cyndi LaChance said...

Thanks for always sharing your patterns with us - you rock!!! And these cookies look so yummy, I might have to try these out this weekend!

craftyles said...

I love your penny rug, Elizabeth. Thank you for the pattern. I wish I had made patterns for some of my stuff, but I'm not very organized. I'm going to try the icing on my cookies this year. It sounds great!

ArtzeeChris said...

I just love your Felt projects! I have never tried one before but I may have to give this a shot they are so adorable. Also thanks for the sugar cookie recipe! I guess I will be starting holiday baking soon so I will have to try this one out!

Happy Holidays,
Chris :)

Gooseberry Patch said...

So glad to have found your blog, Elizabeth! Your cookies are legendary at Gooseberry Patch...they were simply the best.

Would you email us at when you have a moment?

All our best!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

I must have missed the pattern before, thank you thank you thank you for sharing it with us Elizabeth! :)

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