For our traditional Christmas party, I absolutely had to have sugar cookies. Decorating them is one of the best parts of the whole shindig!
I found a boxed mix from Cherrybrook Kitchen at Meijer; it was pretty expensive, around $6 for one box (which made 12-ish large cookies). I thought I'd give it a try, though, since it's the first I've seen of its kind. Even my beloved Horrocks doesn't carry a sugar cookie mix (though there are several other GF varieties!)
|Shaping the cookies|
|Out of the oven!|
Lastly, we SMOTHERED these with icing. We used a firm icing to pipe with and then filled it in with a powdered sugar/water/extract concoction. They tasted really good. They did have a bit of an aftertaste (somewhat oily?), but it wasn't that bad at all. The more icing, the better. And if the longer they sat, the least likely they were to have an aftertaste. I think they hadn't fully solidified yet.
Now that I've had these, I'm going to try my own sugar cookie recipe using the flours in this mix. Hopefully I can recreate it for MUCH less and then share it with you!
If sugar cookies are on your agenda for Christmas, I give these the star of approval. Add a little extra extract and you'll be golden! If you can tolerate dairy, definitely throw on some buttercream frosting. That will make these babies shine!
As always, enjoy your day and thanks for reading!