Sunday, November 7, 2010
crunchy sugar cookies.
These are not soft sugar cookies, these are crunchy sugar cookies.
These are not just crunchy sugar cookies, these are heart-shaped crunchy sugar cookies.
Now we're talking.
But I have a problem. These were crunchy at the edges, but somewhat chewy in the middle. Maybe I'd under-baked them. Flavour-wise, this recipe did not really deliver. Because it called for half butter and half shortening, the cookies turned out less buttery, which was expected but disappointing all the same. Plus, I think they could be a little sweeter. What's a sugar cookie without enough sugar?
However, they certainly made their presence known. With one tablespoon of vanilla, how could they not? My fingers still smell like vanilla.
I followed the recipe exactly, except that I left out the nutmeg and shaped them into smaller heart-shaped cookies. Would I make these again? Probably not. But trust me, the vanilla flavour was worth the shot.
Recipe from KING ARTHUR FLOUR COOKIE COMPANION