Thursday, December 2, 2010

Sugar Saucers

I made these cookies towards the end of summer but just now getting aroung to posting them. These were the lightest and fluffiest cookies I have ever eaten. The kind of cookies you eat 2 of and think hey I could have a couple more and still feel ok... Yea, these are those. There is a hint of lemon in these that make them perfection.

Sugar Saucers from Annie's Eats adapted from The Pastry Queen
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2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
8 tbsp unsalted butter, at room temp
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup sugar, plus extra for sugaring the tops of cookies
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
1 large egg
2 tsp vanilla extract
Zest of half a lemon

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parment paper or a silicone baking mat. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt. Whisk together to blend and set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter on medium speed until speed until smooth, about 1 minute. Add the vegetable oil and beat on medium-high speed until incorporated. Mix in the granulated sugar and confectioners sugar until well blended, about 1 minute.

Beat in the egg until incorporated. Blend in the vanilla and lemon zest. With the mixer on low speed blend in the dry ingredients just until incorporated. Refrigerate the dough for 1 hour or freeze for 15 minutes before proceeding.

Using a cookie scoop, drop the dough onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing the cookies at least 2 inches apart. Press the dough down to evenly flatten slightly and sprinkle with additional sugar. Bake about 11-13 minutes for large cookies, 7-9 minutes for smaller cookies, until the edges are golden. Let cool on baking sheets for about 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat with any remaining dough. Store cookies in an airtight container.

And one more top view of how pretty these cookies were, they didnt last long!
Ok, now I think I am done posting about cookies for a while. Keep checking back this week, I am hosting my first giveaway :)
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and looking forward to all the Holiday posts coming up!

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  1. There's nothing like a good sugar cookie with a glass of milk. These really are like saucers. ha!

  2. What a pretty little stand. Makes me want a cup of tea and these cookies!

  3. These look delicious! I don't like super sweet or heavy desserts, so these would be perfect for me.

  4. They look delicious and I am always searching for a great sugar cookie recipe this time of year. Thanks for the recipe!

  5. I love me some sugar cookies! Yours sound perfect! :)

  6. I've tried other recipes from the Pastry Queen cookbooks and they've been great. I'll have to give this one a try too.

  7. They look so pretty piled up on the gorgeous stand. No wonder they dissapeared so fast.

  8. These cookies look absolutely wonderful! I am your newest follower. You are a fabulous baker!


  9. Those look delightful! I bet that they would be good with a a thin slab of frosting and sprinkles.

  10. I'm sure they malt in your mouth. I love a good sugar saucer.