Friday, January 08, 2010

Texas Sugar Cookies

Since I bought an adorable Texas-shaped cookie cutter the other day, I had to make sugar cookies to test it out. This recipe for Mrs. Fields-style sugar cookies looked easy so I gave it a try and the results were good. The dough is easy to work with and holds shapes well, and it's not overly sweet, though I left off the additional sugar sprinkles that were recommended.

Texas Sugar Cookies (makes 2-3 dozen)


2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup (170g) butter


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

In a medium bowl combine the flour and salt with a wire whisk. In a large mixing bowl cream the butter and sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed. Add the egg and vanilla, and beat until well blended. Scrape down sides of bowl, then add the flour mixture. Blend on low speed just until combined. Do not overmix.
Gather dough into a ball. Flatten the ball into a disk and wrap tightly in plastic wrap or a plastic bag. Refrigerate one hour until firm.

On a floured surface, roll out dough to a 1/4 inch thickness. With cookie cutters, cut dough into desired shapes and place on ungreased cookie sheets. Decorate with colored sugars or sprinkles. Bake for 13-15 minutes, being careful not to brown. Immediately transfer cookies with a spatula to a cool, flat surface.


  1. that is too cute. i think you should decorate them with a lone star or something! :-)

  2. where did you get the cookie cutters - I'm in Texas next week so hope to acquire some.

  3. @maeljo1979 - I found them at Sur la table in Austin in their post-Christmas sale for some ridiculous price like $0.56 - don't know if they're stocked year-round though.