29 October 2008

Class Party Cookies

When my kiddo's teacher asked if I would make 2 dozen unfrosted sugar cookies for their class party, I was of course flattered, but also a little panicked as the thought of using cookie cutters always seems kind of fussy to me.  Of course, rolling and stamping out dough does take longer than drop cookies, but the results are so cute, and the kiddos will like them so much, that it makes it worth it in the end.  I found a basic recipe for sugar cookies that I adapted a little.  The end result is a nicely flavored cookie that was easy to roll, baked up well, and will store well until the party tomorrow.

Class party cookies by Joie de vivre

Yield:  Quite a lot.  2 gallon sized Ziplock bags worth.  (7-8 dozen?)


1 c. unsalted butter, softened
1 c. sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 c. sour cream
5 c. all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp.. baking soda
1 1/4 tsp. salt
1 Tbls. pumpkin pie spice

In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy.  Add the eggs, vanilla extrace, and sour cream and beat until well blended.  In a separate, medium sized bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and pumpkin pie spice.  Add this to the wet ingredients little by little, blending well after each addition.  Roll out dough a softball sized amount at a time on a floured board.  Sprinkle the top of dough a little with flour before rolling.  Roll out to 1/16 to 1/8 inch thickness and stamp out cookies using floured cookie cutters.  Place on un-greased baking sheets and bake at 375 degrees F to 5 to 7 minutes.  The cookies will be set and lightly golden on the bottom.  Cool on a wire rack.

1 comment:

Nicole said...

Rolled cookies are so fun for kids. I like the Joy of Cookie version a lot.