Ordinary to extraordinary: Sugar cookies
on December 7, 2012 @ 1:11 pm
(Updated: 3:40 pm - 12/7/12 )
Listen: Ordinary to extraordinary: Cheese plates & sugar cookies
According to Tom Douglas, it's easy for sugar cookie recipes to lack flavor. He and the Chef in the Hat have some suggestions for taking your cookies to the next level. |
"Nothing is supposed to be white except whip cream." In the bakery that is -- that's how Seattle Kitchen host Thierry Rautureau feels about what you see, smell and taste in the bakery.
Both Rautureau and his co-host Tom Douglas worry that when folks bake their sugar cookies at home, they don't bake them long enough.
The cookies should be somewhere in the color range of light brown to brown. Douglas recommends using extra egg yolk in the recipe to get the color just right.
For flavor, Rautureau suggests brightening your pallet by adding a little zest of lemon or orange to the dough.
When your perfectly golden brown sugar is ready for a topping, Douglas raves about the royal icing recipe from his new
Dahlia Bakery cookbook. "It takes (the cookies) to another level."
Seattle Kitchen can be heard on KIRO Radio Saturdays at 2-4 p.m. Available anytime ON DEMAND at MyNorthwest.com.
Alyssa Kleven is an editor and content producer at MyNorthwest.com. She enjoys doting over her adorable dachshund Winnie - named for Arcade Fire front-man Win Butler.
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