Thursday, February 5, 2009

Food Love : Virginia is for Lovers Glazed Sugar Cookies!

Baked these delicious little cookies last night for the BF, who happens to love grocery store smiley face cookies. I'm not sure if all grocery stores have these but locally, we have a grocery store named Giant that sells these big sugar cookies with old fashioned glaze frosting and they are delicious! So delicious, I had to hunt down some comparable recipes and try to make them myself, its really difficult to eat just one! I got the VA shaped cookie cutter at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello when I visited there over the summer. It's pretty neat, check it out if you're ever in the middle of VA. Honestly, you won't find much else in the middle of VA so you might as well. Or actually, check out Madison's Montpelier instead, its bigger and there's an indoor bowling alley.

Here's the recipe:

I found a no-roll sugar cookie recipe over at that is delicious, so you can just roll the dough into balls and then smash with the bottle of a glass, or you can chill the dough & roll it...I rolled these last night and it worked just fine! The glaze recipe was also found on the net but I can't remember where - I recommend doubling or tripling the recipe for enough frosting for an entire batch!

No Roll Sugar Cookies:

1 Cup White Sugar
1 Cup Powdered
1 Cup Buttery or Marg. Softened
3/4 Cup Vegtable Oil
2 Tablespoons Milk
1 Tablespoon Vanilla
2 Eggs
4 1/4 Cup Flour
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon Cream of Tartar
1/2 Teaspoon Salt

- Mix wet ingredients until creamy and then add dry ingredients until well blended, Cover, & Chill until dough is firm. Roll dough out or (Shape Dough into balls and roll in sugar, if you just wanna make delicious sugar cookies, skip this step if you use the glaze frosting), cut & place on ungreased cookie sheet (and if you don't decide to roll the dough, flatten to 1/4 inch thick with bottom of glass), Bake at 350 degrees for 10 - 13 minutes.

Delicious Glaze Frosting (like Grocery Store Smiley Face Cookies):

1 Cup Powdered Sugar
2 Teaspoons Milk
2 Teaspoons Corn Syrup
1 /4 Teaspoon Vanilla
Food Coloring of Choice

Stir Powdered Sugar, Milk, Corn Syrup, & Vanilla until it is smooth & glossy, if it is too thick add more corn syrup. I added about 2 more teaspoons to this recipe to get the right consistancy.


Pattie Cordova said...

those look delicious! I love the pink frosting.

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Stylopath said...

That's a wonderful idea. They look scrumptious. You have inspired me to find the way to my man's heart this valentine's day via his tummy.
Although he's not a sweet tooth, so I shall have to think of a savoury treat.