Tuesday, June 28, 2011

. . . Cookie Time Tuesday- Butter Sandwich Cookies . . .

I wanted to stick within the theme of Red, White and Blue Week so I had to share a cookie that is perfect for this occasion.  The nice thing about this recipe from Urban Baker is that you can make it any color you want!  Think how pretty these would be for a baby shower, luncheon, tea party, bridal shower etc.  You could do them in so many beautiful colors. 

I would recommend using the gel food coloring to get a richer color.  I am cooking at my grandmother's this week and I realized that I didn't have the gel coloring with me and I didn't want to make a store run when I was all set to make the cookies.  After adding the red and blue sugar on top they were bright enough but it would have been even better to have the gel coloring.

*Check out that beautiful enamelware my grandmother
has that I got to use for the photos. 
Going to have to start purchasing some pieces when I see them.

Print recipe HERE

You will need:
1 lb. unsalted butter, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
splash of vanilla
5 cups all-purpose flour
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
dash of vanilla
1-2 Tbls. milk
*You can use a can of frosting if you don't have time to
make your own or just want to simplify the process
• Gather the ingredients
• Cream the butter until fluffy
• Add in the vanilla
• Add the powdered sugar and salt and mix well

• Divide the dough in half if you are making colored cookies
• Add your food coloring to each batch and mix well
• Add flour slowly and mix until well combined. 
You will need to add some more food coloring after you incorporate the flour

• Lay out a sheet of saran wrap and flour it. Then put your dough on it and form a disc.
Put in fridge for 15 minutes
• Roll dough out onto a floured surface to about 1/8 inch thickness
• Cut the cookies out using the cutter of your choice

• Bake cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet
• Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet
• Remove to a cooling rack and let cool completely
• Get ready to frost your cookies to make a sandwich

• Frost the bottom side of one cookie
• Form a sandwich
• I brushed the top with just a little tiny bit of water and sprinkled
colored sugar on top to add a little something extra

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  1. Thanks, Lindy! This is such a great recipe and yours look scrumptious. I am getting ready to whip up a huge batch of these this week! So happy to meet you! x

  2. These are so cute! I would love it if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now: http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/06/tuesday-confessional-link-party.html. I hope to see you soon!
    P.S. I'm your newest follower!

  3. how fun!!! i love these:)
    thanks for sharing~

  4. Your pictures came out great with your grandma's enamelware! I'm jealous of her collection there.


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