With the entire Christmas season now in full bloom, I am betting that lots of people all over the good ‘ol U.S. of A. are going to be making one of the holiday’s most grandest of desserts: Sugar cookies!
So, I am betting that most of you folks are wondering what everyone else is wondering: What exactly is a sugar cookie, and why is it used for making Christmas cookies, even today? Well, it happens to be a cookie that is baked with the main ingredients: Sugar, flour, butter, eggs, vanilla, and either baking soda or powder. Sugar cookies just may be the easiest thing to create cookies with, especially at Christmas, because they can be formed or even rolled or cut into shapes, and after they are baked, they can be cut into the dough using a simple cookie cutter.
The sugar cookie is part of a family of something called a cookie, a very small cake that is flat and sweet; Cookies can be made the homemade way or can be created in a mass-produced manner. Types of cookies include Oreos, Chips Ahoy, peanut butter, and yes, sugar cookies.
Sugar cookies, as well as other kinds of cookies out there, can be dipped in chocolate or any other kind of sweet coating, and they can also be served with beverages such as coffee, tea, or milk…(yuk, yuk, yuk, yuk) As for those factory-made cookies, especially the sugar cookies, they are sold in places such as convenience stores, supermarkets, and even vending machines. And if you would like to have a fresh-baked cookie, you would not have to look any further than your local coffeehouse or bakery.
The sugar cookie may be classified as what they call refrigerator cookies, in which they are made from a stiff dough that is refrigerated to make the raw dough even stiffer before cutting and baking; such a dough is shaped typically into a cylinder in which they are sliced into round cookies before baking.
And so, thus has been the history of the sugar cookie; coming up shortly are some ideas for that yummy Christmas cookie…