Thursday, June 2, 2016

Sand Dollar Cookies

These are such a fun summer cookie! They are so cute and so tasty and they have even inspired talk of having a beach themed birthday party just so we can have these again! I made my go to sugar cookie recipe, then dusted them in cinnamon sugar and finished off by pushing some sliced almonds into the cookies. I use the sugar cookie recipe from Mrs. Fields Cookie Book, but you could use any sugar cookie recipe that you are comfortable with.
Mrs. Fields' sugar cookie recipe is my favorite because it's straightforward and delicious every time! I started my combining my ingredients in medium sized mixing bowl using a spatula (I revealed yesterday why I ALWAYS use a spatula!)

Once my ingredients were mixed, I rolled out my dough and cut it into circles. I lined my baking tray with parchment paper to make for easier removal once they're baked.

I mixed up some cinnamon sugar and sprinkled it over my raw sugar cookies.
Then I pushed sliced almonds into the raw sugar cookies and put them into the oven to cook.
They turned out beautiful and delicious! This recipe made 50 sand dollar cookies!

Sugar Cookies (Sand Dollar Cookies)
***from Mrs. Fields Cookie Book
2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

for decorating:
4 tablespoons of sugar
2 teaspoons of cinnamon 
sliced almonds

1. Cream together butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl (I did this with a spatula, but you could easily do this with an electric mixer). Add egg and vanilla and mix until combined.
2. Add flour and salt to the butter mixture and stir until just combined. 
3. Gather dough into a ball, wrap into plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour (I have made this recipe many times and I always leave out this step, and my dough always turns out fine!)
4. Roll out dough on a floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness. Using a circular cookie cutter, cut the dough into circles. Place the cut circles onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
5. Mix the cinnamon sugar and sprinkle it over the uncooked cookies. Push 5 sliced almonds into the uncooked cookies to make them look like sandollars.
6. Bake for 15 minutes and 325 degrees Farenheit.


1 comment:

  1. So appropriate for the temperature!! They look great!!