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RECIPE: sugar cookie recipe that allows details to show

Posted by chery2 (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 10, 07 at 16:11

I've tried every sugar cookie recipe that didn't list baking powder as an ingredient; the cookies still rose too much to see the details of the cookie cutters. Finally I tried a shortbread recipe. It called for way too much flour, and I had to refrigerate the dough to make it rollable, but at least Winnie the Pooh didn't look like Holly Hobbie!


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RE: RECIPE: sugar cookie recipe that allows details to show

That's a good solution. I've used the cookie recipe from which does have baking powder in it but my cutters are just shapes without detail. I don't remember them rising much but I roll them out really thin.

RE: RECIPE: sugar cookie recipe that allows details to show

This is the recipe that I always use and it only calls for 1/2 tsp of baking powder. You mix it like a pie crust and they are very nice.
Sugar Cookies
3c flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 c butter or margarine
pinch of salt
Mix all together like piecrust dough cutting the butter into the dry ingredients.
Then add:
1 c sugar
2 beaten eggs
1 tsp vanilla.
Chill dough. Preheat oven to 375, roll and cut cookies. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 6-8 minutes.
I always double this recipe and then frost and decorate.

RE: RECIPE: sugar cookie recipe that allows details to show

Are you sure it's not more about too much sugar instead of baking powder? ...just a thought.


RE: RECIPE: sugar cookie recipe that allows details to show

No, Marilyn, I'm not sure; just assumed baking powder was the leavening agent. (And we all know the results of assuming. . .)

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