Red and White Sugar CookiesPrint Recipe
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- dash of salt
- 3/4 stick room temp butter
- 3/4 cup organic granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 packet red Supernatural food color
- 1 tbsp water
Preheat oven to 325 F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Mix the food coloring with 1 tbsp water in a cup and set aside.
In a small mixing bowl mix the flour, baking soda, dash of salt and place to the side
Move to a stand mixer and place in your butter and sugar to cream for about 2 minutes, then add the egg
Slowly incorporate the flour, keeping bowl on the counter, and beat for about 2-3 minutes before turning off the mixer and scrapping off any excess dough
In the bowl you had the flour in, scoop out about 1/2 of the dough and add the food coloring to it
Take a sheet of parchment paper and place down 1 layer of white dough, 1 layer of red, 1 layer of white, and 1 layer of red and use the paper to form into a log before placing into the freezer for 10 min
Use a melon ball scooper to grab chunks of the dough and place onto a non stick baking sheet about 1 in apart
Place in oven for 15 minutes and then shut without opening, let the cookies cool in the oven for about 1 hr, or use them while warm to top an ice cream
On the subway this morning I saw this woman carrying a white tupper ware filled with something really amazing. On the right hand side she had white and pink twisted cookies that were shaped into candy canes. Look over to the left, and there were beautifully sugar crystallized chocolate dome cookies, which I am pretty sure was filled with nuts and chunks of chocolate. Show-0ff.
I loved starring at the cookies and imagining how she possibly could have accomplished such a feat, thank goodness she didn’t notice my inquisitive glance or I’m pretty sure she would be pretty freaked out. I decided it was time to look away before actually conceptualizing how this could happen so decided to just combine the two methods into red and white dome sugar cookies.
Confession. I ate about 3 of these before I even got to take the photo. Not only are these easy to make, but they’ve got a nice crunchy exterior that lends way to a soft buttery inside. In addition, they aren’t too sweet so can be used a top vanilla ice cream or crumbled on top of a cup of berries with vanilla whipped cream. The red food coloring is from a brand that uses pomegranate as the base for a natural flavor that is non-toxic and more vibrant that what you can get from a bottle. Yum!!