My sugar cookie dough is not too sweet and not too buttery. So it has a nice crunch when you take a bite, and doesn't crumble all over the place. It's light in taste so you keep wanting to eat more with out feeling heavy. This dough can be used for cookies, pies, and fruit tarts. It has a unique taste that keeps you coming back for more.
Below is the video demonstration, ingredients and step by step directions. At the end are some pictures of pastries that I have made with this sugar cookie dough recipe. Look for these other recipes on my YouTube Channel and website.
4 ounces (113 grams) of butter
4 ounces (113 grams) of margarine
4 ounces (113 grams) of sugar
1/2 an egg (beat one egg in a bowl and pour half of it in your mixer)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
10 ounces (283 grams) of cake flour (if you don't have cake flour use all purpose flour)
Step by step recipe:
1. Blend the butter and margarine spread together (buy a healthy butter spread that does not have palm oil in it). Make sure they are both at room temperature and soft before mixing them. Start at low speed and slowly increase your speed so they are well incorporated.
2. Add your sugar to the butter and margarine and mix until incorporated well. Start at low speed and increase gradually. You can stop the mixer at different times and with a spatula scrape the sides of the bowl towards the center.
3. Now add your egg and vanilla to the mixture and mix well.
4. Now add your flour one big table spoon at a time while mixing at low speeds and then gradually increase speed. Again scrape the sides of the bowl towards the center with a spatula and mix well.
5. Now place your pastry dough or sugar dough on a tray or bowl and flatten out. Cover and store in the refrigerator for at least 5 hours before taking it out to make your cookies, pie shell, or fruit tarts. The longer it stays in the refrigerator the better.
6. Bake at 380 for 15-20 minutes depending on your oven. You will want to make sure it is turns a golden brown.
You have made your sugar dough or pastry dough, great job! Now use this dough to make cookies, apple pies, fruit tarts and more. Look for these other recipes on my channel and website. I am in the process of updating my website with these recipes, so please be patient and check often for updates, if it is not here yet. The good thing is that if you are subscribed for my email alerts, then you will be notified automatically when these are posted. Enjoy!