Sunday, November 28, 2010

Pioneer Woman's Angel Sugar Cookies



Have you ever visited the Pioneer Woman's blog?

I'm just amazed by her and her story.  I received her cookbook for a gift recently and enjoyed reading it cover to cover.  These angel sugar cookies are the first recipe I've made from her book.  These are simply DELICIOUS! They are not the roll out, cut into shapes, kind of sugar cookies.  They are extremely fragile.  You just scoop onto the cookie sheet and flatten with a glass and sprinkle with sugar.  The texture is so light and crispy.  It's almost like they shatter when you bite into them.  I suppose you can play with the flavor of them a bit.  I used a vanilla paste and a flavoring called "Princess cake & cookie" flavoring.  It's kind of a slightly nutty, vanilla-y flavor.  Taste kind of "bakery like", if that makes sense.

I highly recommend these delicious sugar cookies.  They are out of this world and easy to make.  Also, check out Pioneer Woman's blog. She has so many wonderful recipes on there.



Here is the Princess cake & cookie flavoring.  I love using these bakery emulsions.  I have it in about 10 different flavors.  It's really intense flavoring. Same consistency as corn syrup - really thick. I use it in place or along with extract.  This brand normally is pretty expensive - almost $10 a bottle but I found them, of all places, at Ross Dress for less!  They were $2.99 a bottle! What a find!


Along with my great Pioneer Woman cookbook, I got this gorgeous cake dome for my birthday.  It's so beautiful and I'm so scared I will break it!


It's difficult to capture the deliciousness of these cookies because they look so non-exciting. They were kind of hard to photograph. So even though they don't have much eye appeal, they are one of the best tasting cookies I have ever made.













Pioneer Woman's Angel Sugar Cookies
http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2010/09/my-favorite-sugar-cookies/

Ingredients


■2 whole Large Eggs

■1 cup Canola Oil

■2 sticks Butter, Softened

■1 cup Sugar, Plus Extra For Sprinkling

■1 cup Powdered Sugar

■1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

■4 cups Plus 2 Tablespoons, All-purpose Flour

■1 teaspoon Salt

■1 teaspoon Baking Soda

■1 teaspoon Cream Of Tartar

Preparation Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.



In a large mixing bowl, cream together eggs, oil, butter, sugars, and vanilla.



Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Cover and refrigerate dough one hour.



Using a cookie scoop, drop balls of dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet.



Smear a dab of butter all over the bottom of a glass, then dip the glass in granulated sugar. Use the glass to flatten each ball of dough, dipping again into the sugar each time. Repeat until all are flattened.



Bake for 9 to 11 minutes, until cookies are just barely turning brown. Don’t overbrown!



Allow to cool before eating. Cookies are ultra crumbly!

2 comments:

Heather Lynne said...

They look delicious! I also just got a new dome, and I find I'm always baking because I like something to be in it-as if I didn't bake enough before!

Christina said...

I love a good sugar cookie in any form! So glad to see you back and I also love the Pioneer Woman. Not only is she hilarious, she takes inspiring pictures and has fantastic recipes, too. That's a beautiful cake dome, by the way. I'm jealous, but if I had one, it would just be an excuse to make layer cakes on a weekly basis!