I love to cook. I've been reading cookbooks as long as I can remember and I have folders of recipes collected over the years. I'm one of those people who has a hard time eating fast food or anything that comes from a box. I want homemade. Baking is something that I actually do pretty well. Sugar cookies have been showing up in my house for decades. My cookie cutter collection contains something for every holiday. I have recipes that include sour cream, cream of tarter and almond extract. They all taste fine. They require some prep work, chilling and repeated rolling. A few years ago, I found a secret weapon.
Yes folks, I use a mix for my sugar cookies these days. It is easier, requires no chilling and in all honesty...they taste better than any of my other recipes. The best part is...no one knows. Well, they do now-but, only if they read the blog! Just follow the directions on the package for rolled cookies, grab your rolling pin and cut out the shapes. I make a glaze (recipe below) and spread it on the cookies and top with various sugars or sprinkles. Worth it! Enjoy.
Sugar Cookie Glaze
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
2 tablespoons water
Stir confectioners' sugar, corn syrup and water together. Add food coloring a drop at a time until you get the color you want. Spread on cooled cookies...top with sugar or sprinkles before drying. Allow to dry before storing.