Anyone up for going lobstering? You bet, most of us enjoy a feast of lobsters and clams. One of the good things of a summer day living in Maine. Our fisherman and women work hard doing that work each day. So I am cheating and making my own lobsters...........The sugar cookie way. Enjoy
Here's to you brother Dicka. Sure you would rather have a real lobster but I think these sugar cookies will put a smile on your face. Maybe Suzie will make you some lobster cookies.............
Found my recipe for sugar cookies at karens cookies. I used the recipe for the Karen's Cream Cheese
1 cup butter
8 ounce of cream cheese
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp almond extract
1 tsp baking powder
3 1/2 cup flour
Beat the butter and the cream cheese together, add the sugar and mix. Add the egg, vanilla and the almond extract and mix. In another bowl add the flour and the baking powder and whisk together. Add this flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix. Divide the dough in half and wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerator for several hours or even overnight.
Roll dough on lightly floured board, roll about 1/4 inch thick and bake at 375 degrees. Baking time will depend on the size of the cutouts and thickness of the dough.
Allow cookies to cool completely, I made a thin icing of confectionery sugar, vanilla and a bit of milk. Using the back of the spoon I spread a thin layer of icing on the cookie. Used almost 2 bottles of sprinkles and holding the cookie in one hand over a pie tin, I poured the sprinkles from one pie tin over the cookie icing and it fell into the other pie tin under my hand. Shake the extra sprinkles off into the pie tin. I used mini chocolate chips for the eyes. Using a toothpick I dipped into the icing and put a drop onto the cookie and then placed the chips for the eyes.
have a great day and happy baking, Andi