Thursday, May 9, 2013

brown sugar cookies. filled

dear lazy sunday morning,
i miss you. i love you. you were the best.

dear best friend,
i miss you. i love you. you're the best.

dear cookies,
i miss you. i love you. you're the best.

love, julia

brown sugar cookies. chewy, lightly spiced, pretty perfect on their own.
cream cheese filling, flecked with orange zest. hold the 4 cups of sugar please and thank you.
candied pistachio nuts, because they were there.

people's eyes light up when they hear the word cream cheese. it's awesome, watch for it.

alright, adios muchchas! i'm gonna go make a wedding cake now.

Brown Sugar Cookies

1 1/2 sticks (6 ounces) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/4 cups dark brown sugar
1 large egg, room temperature
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

preheat oven to 375 degreesF. place the butter and sugar into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, and beat til smooth and creamy. add the egg and beat well. scrape down the sides of the bowl. in a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and spices and mix well. add into the butter mixture and beat on low just until everything is combined. scrape down the sides and mix one more time. 
drop large teaspoonfuls of dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, about 2 inches apart and bake until the edges are just brown, 8-11 minutes. transfer to a wire rack to cool. or for crispier cookies, let them cool on the baking sheet. 

Orange Cream Cheese Filling

8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2-2 cups confectioners' sugar
zest of 1-2 oranges, depending on preference of citrus flavor
dash or two of pure vanilla extract or almond extract, 1/2-1 tsp 

in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese with the butter until it's whipped and creamy. add in the confectioners' sugar, citrus zest, and extract. taste and adjust based on your preferences. 

*the essence of what i'm doing here is: make some cookies. make a frosting/filling, preferably something with cream cheese because people will love you more. glue cookies together with the filling. and then dip the side in something.
sprinkles, nuts, cake crumbs, coconut...

you know when people say 'the possibilities are endless' ?
well, indeed they are.

1 comment:

  1. Was this message intended for me??? Miss you too. -grey goose