Monday, February 20, 2012

Sugar Mama Part 1

If you're anything like me, every time you are at the grocery store and you see the packaged Lofthouse cookies, you work really hard at trying to find a reason why you need to buy them. I can never come up with a good reason. Those cookies rock my world. 

I came across a recipe that replicates these cookies on Pinterest. This blogger gives a great detailed recipe. She does not have step by step photos however. So I was somewhat perplexed at certain points. You can find this recipe here

Ingredients needed:
Cookies:

6 Cups Flour
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1 Cup of Butter (room temperature)
2 Cups Sugar
3 Eggs
2 Teaspoons Vanilla
1 1/2 Cups Sour Cream

I'll give you the recipe for the frosting on tomorrow's post. 


 The blogger with the original recipe gives instructions to use a counter top mixer. Although I want a counter top mixer with all my heart (preferably a Kitchen Aid Mixer in yellow), at this time in my life, I do not have one. So I used my hand mixer.

I imagine it is much easier with the stand mixer. My arm got very tired throughout the process.

First step is to cream the butter and the sugar.



Next add the eggs one at a time. I apologize for the terrible lighting in these photos. I still am not a great photographer, and I think I was blocking the light. I hope to take a class soon so I can take better photos for you.



Now add the vanilla.



Finally add in the sour cream. When the sour cream is mixed in, the dough becomes to an almost 'liquid' state.




The next step is to add in all the dry ingredients slowly. I decided to mix all the dry ingredients together separately, then add them in.





The dough got very sticky yet very thick. At one point the dough was stuck on the beaters of my hand mixer. So I lifted the hand mixer up and turned it on high, hoping to get the dough off. It worked, but I also sprayed half my kitchen with the dough.


As the rest of the flour is added, I began to get really worried that the dough wasn't as sticky as it was supposed to be. It seemed almost flaky. The mixer couldn't handle the dough anymore, so I began mixing by hand.



Finally I think it was ready.


 The next step is to flatten the dough, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill in the refrigerator. The recipe I was following suggested that the dough be shaped into a rectangle. Well, I shaped it into a circle. Sometimes I have to break the rules.


To give you some perspective, this is how much dough the recipe produces. The dough was divided into two sections.



While the dough chills in the fridge, time for me to clean up. 


Make sure you come back to Kiss My Smash tomorrow for the rest of this baking adventure. Tomorrow we will bake and frost these cookies!

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