This week for Sweet Melissa Sunday the recipe was for sugar cookies. I have never met a sugar cookie I didn't like. And even if I didn't like it, I ate it. Ha ha!! So I was excited to try this recipe. I have been making sugar cookies since I was little with my mom and was interested to try a new recipe. Nina from Nina' Cupcakes picked the recipe this week. If you want more info on the recipe, please check out her blog!!
I had high hopes of using this sugar cookie dough for a fruit tart, but time slipped away from me this week. Plus, I really wanted to use a tart pan, but I don't have one. SO...I ended up making these swirled sugar cookies with the dough.
I first saw this idea on Heather's blog, Sprinkle Bakes. I colored half the dough red and kept the other half plain. I rolled out both halves into equal sized rectangles. I placed the red on the white and then rolled it up, like a jelly roll. I them attempted to roll the roll in sprinkles. Um...yeah. That didn't work out too well!!! The sprinkles did not want to stick.
I sliced the roll into cookies and before baking them, I rolled each slice in sprinkles again trying to get more to stick!! They baked up nice and crisp on the outside but soft on the inside. It was a decent tasting cookie, could have been a tad sweeter for my taste. But they were eye-catching and everybody wanted to try one. I think they would have been good with a bit of peppermint extract along with the red food coloring. Just to add a little more flavor.
If you want to see what the other SMS bakers did this week, check out the blog roll call HERE. It was a decent cookie but i'm not sure I will switch over from my tried and true sugar cookie recipe. But it was definitely fun trying something new. And these would be really cute for a kids birthday party or green for St.Patty's day or in pastel colors for spring.
Thanks for stopping by and have a sweet Sunday!!