A few days ago I admitted that I have a problem in the form of complete addiction to Gulley’s sugar cookies. It is not even a slight exaggeration to say that you can’t just stop at the first thirty you eat.
Erin asked if I thought Gulley would let me give out the recipe and since I love Erin because she is so sweet and says great things like “waiting for the other foot to drop”, I asked Gulley if she would be willing to share the recipe and this is the email that she sent me.
Big Mama -
Since me and your fans have at least one thing in common – we all adore you – I will share my sugar cookie recipe. You may want to warn them, though, that this is not a cookie for serious decorating. It is way too soft. A glaze works perfectly.
4 cups flour
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
Sift dry ingredients together
1 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups sugar
Mix all together and shape dough in form of loaf & sprinkle flour on wax paper, wrap dough and refrigerate overnight. Roll out dough, cut with cutter and bake for 6 – 8 minutes at 350.
2 tbsp butter mashed in
2 cups powdered sugar
dash of salt
2 or more tbsp milk.
Spread on top of cookies, then top with colored sugars.
So, as Gulley says please make note that this is not a cookie for serious, Martha Stewart style decorating, however it is a cookie for serious eating in the form of two to three dozen at one time.
A few other things that make me laugh about Gulley’s email are that she knows me well enough to write it in perfect cut and paste form for Big Mama and that she refers to my “fans”.
When we were in college we were friends with this big football player (not the running back mentioned in a previous post) and whenever he’d see us he’d yell across campus, “How many members today?” and we’d say “What, what are you talking about?” and he’d reply “How many members y’all got in your fan club today?” It never failed to make us completely crack up.
So Gulley, as the #1 member of your fan club, thank you for letting me share your recipe and thank you even more for baking my supply for me. That’s the gift that keeps on giving.