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Crisp Sugar Doily Cookies

Use aspic cutters, essentially tiny cookie cutters, to create doily patterns.

  • yield: Makes about 25 cookies

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for surface
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Cook's Note

Cookies will keep, covered, for up to 5 days.

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Cream butter and sugar with a mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla, until just combined. Reduce speed to low, and slowly add flour mixture, beating until just combined. Shape into a disk, wrap in plastic, and refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes (or up to 2 days).

  2. Step 2

    Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cut dough in half. On lightly floured parchment, roll out each piece slightly thicker than 1/8 inch. Using scallop-edged or fluted cutters, cut out cookies, and place on a baking sheet 1 inch apart. Freeze until firm, about 10 minutes.

  3. Step 3

    Remove from freezer, and cut out doily patterns in centers of cookies using aspic cutters; discard scraps. (If dough softens, return to freezer until firm.) Bake until edges begin to turn golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, December 2008

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Reviews (6)

  • uaskigyrl 23 Dec, 2010

    that's what I said, gbsk! It's a great idea but I would much rather use a doiley outline and spinkle the doiley design with powedered sugar

  • gbsk 23 Dec, 2010

    Come on. Who's going to spend all the time cutting these out unless the Queen is coming to dinner.

  • BlackeyeSuzie 23 Dec, 2010

    cannot find cutters on line.

  • tcw61 23 Dec, 2010

    To Socalgal,
    Found this website, hope it is helpful:
    http://www.thefind.com/kitchen/info-aspic-cutters

  • socalgal 23 Dec, 2010

    Where could I purchase the aspic cookie cutters? I can't find them on MSL site.

  • llush 20 Nov, 2010

    What is the difference between the brown and the white cookies? No mention is made of extra additions to change the colour...