One of the little touches I am doing for the wedding was make wedding cake sugar cookies. I found a cake shaped cookie cutter at Hobby Lobby sometime last month and knew that I wanted make cookies as an extra little treat at the wedding.
I know, you are probably thinking that I am crazy for wanting to make cookies the week before the wedding. Well, baking calms me. It will help relieve any pre-wedding stress that may creep upon me this week. I will post pictures of them after the wedding.
I couldn’t find my baking book that has my grandma’s sugar cookie recipe in it so I used this one instead:
SUGAR COOKIES THAT HOLD THEIR SHAPE
1 1/2 cups butter, softened
2 cups sugar
4 whole eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
5 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
In a large bowl cream butter and sugar together until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined.
Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt.
Chill for 1 hour or overnight.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Rol out dough on a lightly floured surface. (I usually add a little bit of powdered sugar onto the surface I am rolling the cookies on as well. You don’t have to do this.) Cut into shapes using cookie cutters. Place onto parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Bake for 6-8 minutes.
I am going to decorate the cookies with sanding sugar in our wedding colors, turquoise and pink.