Laura is an amazing cookie baker (she does this for a living) and was kind enough to share one of her favorites with us. I wasn't able to fit in the focaccia but it turned out Emily (also a member of the club) brought it to our Christmas party. I made some cookies to share at work and also for the party since the recipe made so many. I may have gone a little overboard decorating all of them. It was my first attempt at large scale cookie decorating with Royal Icing. I had great intentions of making a gingerbread house this month so I made a huge batch of Royal Icing for it, but I ran out of time to make one. Instead I used it for the cookies - rather than using the cream cheese frosting that comes with the recipe. I think most Decembers are like this.... You have to finish all of your shopping, while attending ten holiday parties, and preparing for company or travel, and on top of it all you want to bake six different recipes - some new some old - all making your kitchen a disaster. December was a like this for M and I. I actually appreciated getting snowed in in Ks this year because it forced us to do nothing for a while. (We did get a little stir crazy mind you).
I hope all of you have had nice holidays and enjoyed company, and have averted sugar comas. If you are still attempting to eat as much sugar as possible, do try the cookies!
Be sure to check the cOven for other entries for December!
Sour Cream Sugar Cookies
1 1/2 c. sugar
Cream Cheese Frosting
2 lb powdered sugar
Courtesy of Alton Brown and the Food Network