Welcome to my recipe blog. I created this blog so I could share my high calorie recipes. My daughter, Rachel, has CF and I'm always looking for recipes loaded with calories. I hope you see a recipe you'll want to try. Happy browsing.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Awareness Cookies

May is CF Awareness Month.  I got a little creative and took these iced sugar cookies (with a message) to Rachel's clinic appointment this past week.  They were a hit!

Sugar Cookie Recipe
from my friend Carol
Ingredients -
  1. 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter
  2. 1 1/4 cups sugar
  3. 2 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  4. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  5. 1 egg
  6. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Directions -
  • Sift flour and salt onto waxed paper.  Beat butter, sugar and egg in large bowl with an electric mixer at high speed till fluffy; add vanilla.  Stir in flour mixture to make a stiff dough; wrap in waxed paper; chill 3 hours, or until firm. 
  • Roll dough, one quarter at a time, to a 1/4 inch thickness on a lightly floured pastry board.  Cut into shapes with cookie cutters. 
  • Place, 1 inch apart, on cookie sheets.  Bake in 350 degree oven for 8 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned at edges. 
  • Remove to wire racks with spatula, cool. 
  • Once cooled paint the cookies with the purple sugar cookie icings to create "CF Awareness" messages. 
Makes - 3 dozen

(icing recipe below)

Sugar Cookie Icing
(allrecipes.com by JBS BOX)
Ingredients -
  1. 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  2. 2 teaspoons milk
  3. 2 teaspoons light corn syrup
  4. 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  5. assorted food coloring
  6. new and clean small paintbrush
Directions -  
  • In a small bowl, stir together confectioners' sugar and milk until smooth (I always have to add a touch more to get it smooth). 
  • Beat in corn syrup and almond extract until icing is smooth and glossy.  If icing is too thick, add more corn syrup. 
  • Divide into separate bowls, and add food coloring to each desired intensity. 
  • Dip cookies or paint them with a brush.
  • Allow 30 minutes for icing to dry before adding/layering colors. Icing should be dry within 90 minutes depending on climate. 

Calories per cookie -
Plain sugar cookie - 94 calories
Iced sugar cookie - 116 calories

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