Tuesday, October 20, 2015

"Go Cubs Go" or "Let's Go Royals" Cookies - 52 Cookie Recipes

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It's Baseball Playoff time and Royals fever has hit my hometown (Kansas City).  BUT in my heart, The team of my youth, the team my daddy taught me to keep score for... My beloved Chicago Cubs are the team of destiny this year (maybe).

Fortunately, Royal Blue cookies work great for the Cubbies and the Royals so I can share these at my watch parties with both loyalties.

These are deceptively easy.  Make two batches of dough (or a single and divide), color one half, sandwich together, roll up, slice and bake.  The cookies come out soft and delicious.  They are a basic butter sugar cookie recipe.

But the colors... Royals Blue ... "Let's go Royals"


Cubbie Blue ... "Go Cubs Go"

Keep scrolling down for this easy to follow recipe...

 OK... Here's what I did...

Go Cubs Go
Let's Go Royals

  • 2 Sticks Butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 2-1/2 Cups Flour
  • Wilton Royal Blue Food Coloring Gel
Cooking Directions
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until creamy smooth.
  2. Add the egg, baking powder and vanilla extract and mix again until smooth.
  3. Add the flour one cup at a time, mixing between additions. Add additional flour a couple TBS at a time if the dough is too sticky.
  4. Divide the dough, using a top quality food dye (Wilton Food Coloring works best for me), color half of the dough in Royal (or Cubs) Blue. Add drops slowly, easy to darken, very hard to lighten. Once you have half the dough colored as you like, refrigerate both halves to firm up for 1 hour.
  5. Once the dough is firm, roll each color out to about 1/2″ thick. Stack the doughs on top of one another. Starting on one of the long sides, roll the dough all the way to the other side to form a log. Wrap in plastic wrap and allow the dough to set for another hour in the refrigerator.
  6. Once the dough has set, slice into half inch thick rounds. Arrange on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
  7. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 10 minutes.
  8. Allow to cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Serve room temperature at your Royals (or Cubs) Watch party and ENJOY!


So,  I am pleased to list this as one of my Growing list of  "52 Ways to Cook COOKIE, BARS and TRUFFLES"!!!

Old school like classic criss cross peanut butter to new takes on interesting recipes like a beautiful Red Velvet with the cream cheese mixed inside the cookie, accented with white chocolate chips!  Even a Pineapple Cream Cheese EASY Bar with only 5 ingredients! 
Stop on by, there's always a new cookie in the cookie jar!

This recipe has also been added to my growing list of
"52 Church PotLuck Dishes"!

A list of something NEW worthy of being shown off at a neighborhood BYODish (Bring Your Own Dish) Party, a Family special occasion dinner, Any Big Holiday Gathering or of course that glorious day when you bring a dish to share with your Church family...

Ages ago, literally almost a half century ago I was listening to our pastor talking about a PotLuck Dinner. It happened to be scheduled around a church work day when we were expected to weed, polish and do general cleaning and maintenance around the church (you know, back in the day when there were no no-wax floors and church pews smelled of Old English furniture polish). I am of course paraphrasing, but as I recall the pastor said,

"A potluck, like a church requires work. At a potluck everyone is expected to contribute.. At a church no one should come empty handed and no one should leave unfed".
I will confess that in my youth I brought more store bought plastic spoons and forks than I ever brought covered dishes and crock pots of fresh made love and caring delights. But now that I have become a hobbyist cook, I occasionally am reminded of those days and people from my youth. I reminded and I do wish that I could drop a dish of some new creation on those old tables at my fondly remembered Liberty Baptist Church.  Tables covered with newspapers and loaded with God's bounty prepared with love and caring... Enjoy


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