Sugar cookie is one of the most simple and easy cookie that you can make. Although simple, it’s like a blank canvas that gives you the opportunity to unleash your creativity. Sugar cookie pops up a lot during holiday season like Christmas and New Year, sometimes during Valentine’s Day or maybe just every day. I guess more than baking it, it’s the process of decorating it that is the most fun. At least for me, that’s what I find exciting.
I thought this will be a fun cookie to make for the upcoming Canada Day on July 1. This year Canada day is extra especial across Canada because we are celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday. A lot of exciting activities had been lined up almost in every province of Canada and I am very excited to be part of the celebration. Just like how I celebrate birthday in my blog, I am doing the same for Canada’s 150th birthday, but this cookie is just the beginning. I have an especial surprise that I had been working on, so stay tuned for my July 1 blog post.
Ok, let’s go back to this adorable Oh Canada sugar cookie. They were made from classic sugar cookie but I made a little twist in the coating. I had been debating for a while on what to coat the top with. Should I go with Royal Icing or Confectioners Icing? Well, I ended with none of them, instead I used melting white chocolate to coat it. It’s less work and it taste better. This worked fine because I don’t need to layer colors and add detail decorations. I actually liked it better and I think this is how I am going to coat my sugar cookie. It’s simpler, quicker and it taste 100% better. It’s Canada Day after all, so I am giving it my best for this celebration Oh Canada Cookie. Let’s get started!
- 3 cups flour (scoop and gently leveled NOT packed firm)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
For top Glaze:
- 250g melting white chocolate wafer/melting chocolate. You can also use dark or semi-sweet chocolate.
- In a separate bowl whisk together flour and baking powder.
- Beat together unsalted butter and sugar. Once mixed well, add in egg. Mix again, then add in vanilla. I like to use my Kitchen aid and dough hook.
- Slowly add in flour mixture about a cup at a time. Mix until dough forms and begins to clump together. Do not over mix.
- Gather up dough and knead it with hands until it’s nice and smooth. Roll it into a ball, wrap with plastic wrap, and place in fridge to chill, about 20 – 40 minutes. You will want it to be kind of firm but not hard. If it’s too hard,just leave it out on the counter for just a little bit until it softens up. Then you can work it a little bit to soften it.
- Using a cookie cutter, cut cookie to desired size and shape until all the dough has been cut out.
- Bake at 350F, time will depend on cookies size and thickness. Normally between 7-11 minutes or until the edge starts to brown.
- Set aside to cool while you melt the white chocolate.
- Microwave the melting chocolate in 30 seconds interval, stirring after every 30 seconds until completely melted.
- Dip cookies and set aside for 30 minutes to harden.
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How to freeze baked and unbaked cookie
I created a separate post that discusses How to Freeze Cookie Dough. Check it out as it covers the basic information that you need to know, and they are very handy. The post covers briefly the following:
- Why freeze cookie dough?
- What kind of cookies are best for freezing?
- What are the cookies to avoid freezing
- How long can you freeze a cookie dough?
- Freezing baked cookies
- How to freeze cookie dough?
- Baking Frozen Cookie dough
- Freezing decorated cookies
Try it and let me know how it goes. Feel free to share this recipe and let’s get the community baking!♥
Good To Know:
- Use a good quality butter for a better tasting Sugar Cookie.
Adapted from : Make Bake Celebrate