I am behind in blogging my bakes! This one comes from almost a month ago when my husband and I spontaneously had friends over for dinner and games. I chose sugar cookies because I had all the ingredients on hand, and I knew they would make enough to satisfy our sweet teeth!
Rich Iced Biscuits
13 September 2014, p. 14 in Be-Ro Home Baked Recipes, 41st Edition
Listening to ‘A Study in Pink,’ BBC’s Sherlock
2 cookie sheets
Mixing bowls and spoons
Whisk for icing
2 c. + 2 Tbsp + 1 tsp. all-purpose flour
1/2 c. + 1 1/2 tsp. granulated sugar
8 Tbsp butter (1 stick)
1 egg at room temperature
1/8 tsp vanilla extract (few drops)
2 Tbsp milk
“Glacé Icing”, p. 84
1 Tbsp hot water
1 1/4 c. sifted powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350°. Rub together flour and butter. Stir in granulated sugar. Add milk, vanilla, and beaten egg. Roll out thin (about 3/8 inches) on floured board. Cut with cutters or into rounds. Place on parchment-lined baking trays. Bake about 16 minutes. Cool on wire racks.
Whisk water into powdered sugar, then smooth onto cooled cookies immediately. Allow to dry completely before stacking in a tin.
Baker: 7 of 10, “Plain, but addictive!”
Husband: 8 of 10, fought for the last one
Tester: “8 of 10 for texture, 9 of 10 as a sugar cookie”
These were perfect with after dinner tea and coffee and really made the evening. Everyone kept saying, “This is my last one!” When there was one remaining, we determined that the winner of the current game would get it. Husband, gamer that he is, tends not to win. But this time he did! Never had victory been so sweet!