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05.1.10Sugar Cookies for Megan Gordon’s Banana Pudding from “A Sweet Spoonful”

Posted May 01 2010 12:00am
Banana Pudding with Sugar Cookies

Banana Pudding with Sugar Cookies

The original plan was to make Almond Salty Butter cookies for a boxing match. Then this recipe appeared in the twitter feed. It blew the little cookies away. Besides, the boyfriend loves bananas. His younger sister is hosting a fabulous party, and we showed up empty handed at her last event. So, this recipe is a delicious imitation from Megan Gordon’s Banana Pudding from “ A Sweet Spoonful .”  The least I could do is make a Simple Sugar Cookie recipe to contribute to this dish. The pudding is incredible, because it’s not from an instant mix, and it’s using real whipped cream. Megan’s blog is full of other beautiful recipes, too. Her recent post, “ Throwing in the Towel ,” is appropriately named for this weekend’s boxing match. It’s content is unrelated to the sport, but it’s nice to hear about another topic that doesn’t include the words: boxing, Floyd Mayweather, Shane Mosely, sports, and Las Vegas. Thanks, Megan for sharing a girly recipe amid this testosterone day.

Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies

2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp butter, room temperature
3/4 cup. sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1 egg
1/2 cup milk

1. Shift flour, baking soda, baking powder and nutmeg. Set aside

2. With an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. About 5 minutes. Add vanilla extract and egg.

3. Add the flour mix, while alternating with the milk (begin and end with flour). Wrap dough in a plastic wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes.

4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Roll dough onto a lightly floured surface. Dough should be 1/4 inch think. Cut rounds into 1-1/2 inch rounds (if using this recipe other than the banana pudding, experiment with different shapes).

5. Place cookies on an ungreased baking sheet. Sprinkle with sugar (Optional, but not necessary for the pudding).

6. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until golden brown. Transfer to cookies to a wire rack and cool completely.

Follow Megan Gordon’s Recipe for Banana Pudding using the above Sugar Cookie recipe instead of the vanilla wafers.

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