Last month, I borrowed an idea for a post from Holly. Today, Julie gets the honor of having me steal her "Baked Good of the Week" idea.
This morning, I baked a few dozen sugar cookies for my playgroup's annual Easter party. They turned out quite nice if you ask me.
To start, I mixed up two batches of Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix. Shocking, I know, but the mix makes a thinner dough than any of my regular sugar cookie recipes, and since I wasn't making cut-out cookies, I needed the thinner dough. Once I had my dough all mixed, I separated it into quarters. I set one quarter aside, and tinted each of the other three quarters pink, green, and blue.
I chilled the dough for a bit in the refrigerator, and then I went to work making my cookies. First, I used my Pampered Chef small scoop to measure out the dough balls so that the cookies would all be uniform in size.
Then, I rolled each ball in my hand and covered it in the coordinating shade of colored sugar. The plain dough was rolled in yellow sugar. I used my PC prep bowls to cover the dough balls in the sugar.
Next, I placed the sugar-covered dough balls onto the cookie sheet which I had previously covered with parchment paper. Ladies, if you don't already use parchment paper when you bake cookies, you should definitely give it a try. It makes cleaning your cookie trays SO much easier.
Finally, I baked the cookies for eight minutes at 375 degrees, and then cooled them on my lovely PC stackable cooling racks.
I took the finished product to Andrea's house for the Easter party. And even though there was tons of food there, including three dozen cupcakes, there were only a few cookies left when the party was over.