VT Maroon and Orange Spiral Sugar Cookies

September 12, 2013 at 7:18 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment
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Football season continues to provide opportunities for fun baking.  This year, I wanted to make some  cookies for our first tailgate, but I didn’t want to make sugar cookie cutouts, as I have before.

So I thought I’d make some simple sugar cookies into a fun, team-colored spiral.  They were definitely an easier way to make sugar cookies that show your team spirit!  Best of all, any colors would work!

First things first, we like this recipe for “old fashioned sugar cookies,” which includes sour cream.  This is a recipe from Matt’s mom, and he loves it.

  • 4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup soft butter or margarine
  • 1 ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup dairy sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • food coloring, as desired

Sift flour w/baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg and set aside.

In a large bowl of electric mixer at medium speed, beat butter, sugar, egg until light and fluffy.  At low speed, mix in sour cream and vanilla until smooth.

Gradually add flour mixture beating until well combined.  Divide dough in half; add your desired food colors to each half.

Form doughs into a ball, wrap in waxed paper or foil and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees (or 350 depending on oven) and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Between two sheets of wax paper, roll each ball of colored dough to ¼” thickness.  Lay the doughs on top of each other:

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Cut the dough into a uniform rectangle.

photo 2-1Roll the dough into a log, creating the spiral.

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Slice the dough into rounds and place on parchment paper.

photo 4Bake for 6-7 minutes.

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Move to a cooling rack, and serve!  No decorations needed!





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