Favorite Recipe

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Inspiration Idea of the Week: Favorite Recipe

I'm linking up again to Gussy Sew's Inspiration Workshop. One of my favorite and go to recipes is Martha Stewart's Sugar Cookie recipe. With Christmas right around the corner (p.s. where did this year go?!!?) I thought I'd share it with you.

Martha Stewart's Ideal Sugar Cookies
       recipe found here

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons brandy, or milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Royal Icing, optional
  1. Whisk together flour, salt, and baking powder in a medium bowl; set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar; mix until light and fluffy. With mixer running, add egg, brandy, and vanilla; mix until well combined. With the mixer on low, slowly add reserved flour mixture. Mix until just combined.
  2. Transfer dough to a work surface. Shape into 2 discs, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with nonstick baking mats or parchment paper; set aside.
  4. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes, and transfer to prepared baking sheets, leaving an inch in between. Leftover dough can be rolled and cut once more. Bake until lightly golden, about 10 minutes; do not allow to brown. Transfer to wire racks to cool.
  5. Decorate with Royal Icing, optional.
    Yields 2 dozen

Here are just some of the cookies I've made using this recipe.

Birthday cookies for Mike's cousin

Footballs for a Super Bowl party

So tell me, what's your favorite recipe??


  1. Sugar cookies are a favorite of mine, year round! But especially at Christmas time :D

  2. My favorite recipe is the one you make and bring home. :)

  3. Sarah - I can't wait to start baking for Christmas!

    Mom - You must mean Caramel Pudding!! It's about that time of year where I seem to make a million batches.


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