I am looking for a really fabulous, chewy, but not cakey,sugar cookie recipe. I don't want the kind that you roll out and cut, but the kind that you roll into a ball and then they flatten out in the oven. They usually have large sugar crystals or the like on them. I am going to use them to make a key lime sugar cookie, but wanted to start with a really good sugar cookie as a base.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
These are great!
It's a Martha Stewart recipe
Citrus Sugar Cookie
Makes about 30
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons finely chopped candied orange peel
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon grated lime zest
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
6 drops lemon oil
3 drops lime oil
3 drops orange oil
Fine sanding sugar, for sprinkling
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with Silpats or parchment paper; set aside. Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and the granulated and brown sugars on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, beating to incorporate after each addition. Mix in candied orange peel, the zests, and the oils. Reduce mixer speed to low, and slowly add dry ingredients. Beat until fully combined and dough begins to form around paddle.
3. Use a 2-inch ice-cream scoop to drop cookies onto prepared baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Flatten cookies with palm of hand. Sprinkle with sanding sugar. Using a pastry brush, lightly brush tops with water. Sprinkle with more sanding sugar. Transfer to oven, and bake until just beginning to brown at edges, 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven. Transfer cookies to wire rack to cool completely.
It really isnt necessary to brush the tops with the water.
Thanks for that. They sound good and they loke pretty too. I will try them this week and see how they do.