Yes, that may sound like a contradiction, but tis’ the baking season and who says a sugar cookie can’t have a little less sugar? Plus, a basic wine and food pairing rule is the wine must be sweeter than the food or the food will make the wine taste bitter. We want our Prosecco to taste delicious and suggest pairing it with these lower-sugar sugar cookies.
¼ cup granulated sugar
8 tbsp unsalted butter at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1/8 tsp salt
½ tsp baking powder + an extra pinch
1. In a medium bowl whisk the flour, salt and baking powder. Set aside
2. In another bowl cream the sugar and butter together until it is smooth and light in color.
3. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until thoroughly combined.
4. Add the flour mixture to the creamed ingredients and mix until well combined to form a dough (Once the mixture is mostly combined, sometimes it’s best to just use your hands to bring it together as dough).
5. Form the dough into a disk then wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour or overnight.
6. Preheat the oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
7. Remove the dough from the fridge and lightly flour the surface you’ll be rolling the dough out on and also lightly flour the rolling pin.
8. Roll the dough to about ¼” thick (if you prefer thinner cookies then roll the dough closer to 3/8”)
9. Use your favorite cookie cutouts, but first slightly coat the cut side of them before cutting into the dough.
10. Place the cookies on the baking sheet leaving about an inch between the cookies.
11. Bake 7-10 minutes depending on the thickness of your cookies (the edges should begin to turn golden brown)
12. Remove from the oven and cool on baking racks.
13. Enjoy with the Loriella Prosecco!
▪ You can substitute a ½ cup of all-purpose flour with whole wheat pastry flour if you want to up the nutritional content, but the cookies will be slightly dryer.
▪ If desired, you can add icing or sprinkles to these cookies. This added sweetness will lessen their pairing ability with the Prosecco, but its’s all about what you like!