I was looking in the refrigerator the other day — well, I look in the fridge multiple times a day — and noticed that I had some extra strawberry frosting and some leftover lemon frosting from the cookies I made a while back.
What was I going to do with it? I certainly couldn’t let it waste, right? So, I thought I’d make some sugar cookies and frost them with the leftover frosting. That would make them delicious and pretty, right?
I have a good sugar cookie recipe, but that involves flouring the counter top and rolling out the dough and using cooking cutters, and I just didn’t want to work that hard. So I went trolling for an easier recipe. The Food Network never lets me down. I found this recipe for chewy sugar cookies.
- 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup softened butter
- 1 1/2 cups white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 to 4 tablespoons buttermilk
Preheat your oven to 375° degrees. In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Gradually blend in dry ingredients. Add enough of the buttermilk to moisten the dough and make it soft, not wet.
Roll rounded teaspoons of dough into balls and place on a ungreased cookie sheet. With a brush or your fingers, moisten the top of each cookie with the remaining buttermilk and slightly flatten the top of each cookie.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until slightly golden. Let stand for 2 minutes before removing to cool on a rack.
Full-recipe disclosure: I flattened one batch then forgot to do it with the rest, and they turned out just about the same. So save a step; no need to flatten.
So, they were easy, but you’re wondering: were they good? Well, when He Who Must Be Fed tried one, he said, “Now THAT’s a cookie.”
And, he’s not only cute, but he’s smart. He suggested making sandwich cookies out of them. So, instead of frosting the tops, I frosted the bottoms with some chocolate frosting I found in the fridge — yes, our refrigerator is full of these kinds of goodies — and made sandwich cookies.