Cookie-Cutter Dutch Sugar Cookies With White Chocolate Glaze
These are a must for the holidays Use a good quality white chocolate such a Bakers or Lindt, or decorate with coloured frosting. Plan ahead the dough needs to chill for 2 hours, or freeze for up to 1 month. You can also sprinkle with very finely chopped almonds on top of the chocolate.
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- 1 1⁄2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 cup butter (no subs!)
- 1 large egg
- 2 1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 4 -5 ounces white chocolate, melted
- finely chopped almonds (optional)
- In a large bowl using an electric mixer beat sugar and butter until light (about 5 minutes).
- Beat in egg and vanilla.
- In a small bowl mix together flour, baking powder and salt; add to the creamed mixture JUST to combine.
- Divide the dough in half and gather each pieces into a ball, then flatten into a disc.
- Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for a minimum of 2 hours or more, or freeze.
- Set oven to 325°F (second-lowest rack).
- Roll out one disc on a lightly floured surface to about 1/8-inch thickness.
- Using assorted cookie cutter cut out cookies and transfer to a ungreased cookie sheet, leaving 1-inch between cookies.
- Gather dough scraps and re-roll.
- Repeat with remaining dough disc.
- Bake cookies until pale golden (about 13 minutes).
- Transfer to racks and cool.
- Melt the white chocolate and spoon into a pastry bag (1/16-inch tip size) or just drizzle with a small spoon.
- Pipe the chocolate onto the cookies in a decorative pattern.
- Sprinkle lightly with very finely chopped almonds if desired, then let stand until the chocolate sets.
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Kitten - thanks for a great, user-friendly sugar cookie recipe! I tend to shy away from rolled cookies - but this is wonderfully forgiving dough. Is it the powdered sugar? And they are very tasty and they travel well (we took a batch to my daughter in college). Looks like I am making these again this Christmas! May even try the frosting this year ; ) Happy Holidays!
Forgive me Kitten for taking the liberty to combine two of your recipes. I made the cookies as instructed...I left the dough in the fridge overnight. Let me tell you it was some of the nicest dough I have ever rolled out, no matter how many times I rerolled it, it was so since and smooth. I did have to cut the cooking time down a couple minutes but it is my oven. They made beautiful snowflake cookies for my cookie exchange party. I decorated them with the icing from Recipe #261889. I made a blue batch and a plain white icing batch. They were an absolute hit at the party. As always, Kittens recipes never fail and always impress. Thanks Kitten.