Believe it or not I've never made sugar cookies. But we decided we wanted to do this for the party, it sounded like a nice Fall goodie. I went searching online and texting a few friends that have made them before to get ideas. I finally settled on Food52's blog.
They ended up being THE palate cleanser for the coffee tasting, not intentional, but who doesn't like a good cookie with their coffee. Stephanie pictured below, with cookie in hand, would agree!!!
To me what makes the Food52 sugar cookie recipe so good is the three different types of sugar you put in them. White and brown sugar for the dough and rolling it in turbinado sugar just before baking. The only adjustment I did for this recipe was add 1/2 cup more of flour. This was because I knew I'd need to roll the dough to cut the shapes out. I might add a little more next time as it was still hard to roll out, but that might have been better, you really don't want to over work this dough.
For the Acorn shape I just coated one side and laid them on the cookie sheet ready to bake. I have to say these cookies were really good. I'd made them two days before to see what I thought of the taste and well SB ate them all. That's a good sign, he's a picky cookie customer. Enjoy this delish recipe. #mylifesimplysweet