This might come as a surprise to some, but I can not stand to make anything that you have to roll out.
I think it has to do with that little lazy thing I’ve got goin’ on.
All that flouring the board, then flouring the rolling pin, then you have to flour the dough.
Then the rolling out. All that physical exertion.
Not to mention trying to wipe up that flour that ends up being all gummy on your wash cloth….ewwwwwwwww!
It’s just to much for a Chocolatechic to deal with.
So when I make pie, biscuits, or anything else that involves a rolling pin and flour, it is truly a labor of love.
And when I can find a short cut to the whole rolling out thing…score!
Today’s TWD recipe, Grandma’s All-Occasion Sugar Cookies, that Ulrike of Küchenlatein chose for us today, provides me with just that, a short cut.
You just mix the dough.
Roll it into a log.
Then slice and bake.
I added orange zest to my sugar before creaming it with the butter.
Rolled my chilled logs in sparkling sugar.
Then I made an icing with 3/4 c. powdered sugar and 1 tbsp. of freshly squeezed orange juice.
It perfectly topped off these cookies.
These are so quick, so easy, and so very tasty.
Perfect for parties.
Perfect for Christmas gifts.
And perfect for eating after the chips kids are in bed, so you don’t have to share.
Go check out Ulrich’s blog. He has the recipe.