Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsSugar Cookies
IN THE NEWS

Sugar Cookies

FEATURED ARTICLES
FOOD
December 15, 2011
"When we traveled to visit my grandparents, we were 99% guaranteed that we would go home with a couple of coffee cans full of her baked delights. The challenge was waiting until we left to see and taste what she created. When my family was ready to leave, a paper bag filled with coffee cans mysteriously appeared, and my sisters and I would fight to see who would carry it to the car. We tucked it behind a seat in our VW bus and weren't allowed to peek until we said our goodbyes. My dad backed the van out of the parking spot, with grandma and grandpa standing at the edge of the lot waving, and down the driveway we went.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
December 7, 2013 | By Noelle Carter
Over 250 entries were submitted in the L.A. Times Holiday Cookie Bake-Off this year, and more than 3,700 votes were cast by readers. We took the top 50 vote-getters and put them to the test today at Le Cordon Bleu cooking school in Pasadena . Judges included Food editor Russ Parsons, deputy Food editor Betty Hallock, KCRW's Good Food host Evan Kleiman and myself. The results are in! Here are our 10 favorite holiday cookies from this year's Cookie Bake-Off: Suzie's sugar cookies --  Sheri Miyamoto Mom's holiday crescent cookies -- Jeanne Kantak Czechoslovakian nut bars -- Mary Martin Chocolate peanut butter crinkles -- Carol Gendel Frosted orange crispies -- Penny Haselmo Meyer lemon lavender shortbread -- Deb Love Brown butter pecan shortbread -- Zora Margolis Chocolate peppermint snaps -- Ben Rode Pistachio-cranberry icebox cookies -- Sandra Lee Smith Candy cane chocolate mandel bread -- Gail Field RECIPES: Check out our past Holiday Bake-Off finalists and more in our new California Cookbook We'll be inviting the readers who submitted the top 10 cookie recipes to downtown L.A. for a tour of the Test Kitchen and to be photographed in our studio.
Advertisement
NEWS
December 19, 2012 | By Noelle Carter
Amanda Rettke of Shafer, Minn., was one of the 10 winners of our first Los Angeles Times Holiday Cookie Bake-Off with these sugar cookies: "This recipe was groundbreaking for me in that it changed how I perceived myself in the kitchen. I am not a great cook and am still a beginning baker, but this recipe is one of those magical concoctions that can transform even the most horrific of wannabe chefs. " The festive cookies are one of the favorite holiday cookie recipes we've collected in our updated "Los Angeles Times Holiday Cookies" e-book.
SPORTS
March 5, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan, Los Angeles Times
Steve Nash has played against Kobe Bryant for so many years and in all those playoff series, conference rivals practically since the day they were drafted two spots apart from each other in 1996. But the Bryant over the last two weeks is something new. Even to Nash. "He's obviously turned it up," Nash said Monday after Lakers practice. "I know he was in a shooting funk for a while there and some poor souls recently caught the end of that. He looks as good as he's ever looked.
FOOD
November 30, 1989
"This recipe was given to me by a friend a year ago," Doris Ray writes. WORLD'S BEST SUGAR COOKIES 1 cup butter or margarine 1 cup powdered sugar Granulated sugar 2 eggs 1 cup oil 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cream of tartar 1/2 teaspoon salt 5 cups flour Cream butter with powdered sugar and 1 cup granulated sugar. Beat in eggs until smooth. Slowly stir in oil, vanilla, baking soda, cream of tartar, salt and flour. Chill for easy handling. Shape into walnut-size balls.
FOOD
July 7, 1994 | ROSE DOSTI
DEAR SOS: Please try to obtain the recipe for Florentine chicken served at the Blue Bayou Restaurant at Disneyland. It's a winner. --ANDREA DEAR ANDREA: Here's the recipe. The Florentine sauce, by the way, can also be added to poached eggs, fish, steamed spinach or whatever suits your taste.
NEWS
September 17, 1991 | DANICA KIRKA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Monday was the day when Yugoslavia's quickening war between Serbs and Croats came home to a city under siege in the heart of Europe. Twice the sirens wailed, and twice Yugoslav air force jets swept over this hilly, tree-lined city of 1 million that is capital of the breakaway republic of Croatia. For the people who endured them, the air raids were part World War II, part suburban family life gone underground--and all surreal. There was confusion, there was fear.
FOOD
November 6, 1986
"With the holidays approaching fast I thought it a good time to share this great recipe for Sugar Cookies," Judy Suszczynski writes. "I received the recipe, as many of my favorites, from a mother who attends a Mommy and Me preschool class with my daughter and me. I have a weakness for Sugar Cookies, and these are my favorite. If desired, they may be rolled out on a very well-floured board."
NEWS
December 11, 2012 | By Caitlin Keller
Looking for holiday gifts made in L.A.? Peter Shire and team design and hand-form these ceramic mugs at his Echo Park studio. The splatter series of mugs were inspired by the paintings of Sam Francis and the ceramic construction techniques of Adrian Saxe . Echo Park Pottery's espresso mugs start at $30 and are available at LACMA and the Dream Collective in Silver Lake. Echoparkpottery.com . ALSO: Homemade candied citrus peels Granny's sugar cookies Vending machine caviar
NATIONAL
February 5, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Two teenage girls who surprised their neighbors in Durango with homemade cookies were ordered to pay nearly $900 in medical bills for a woman who says she was so startled that she had to go to the hospital with an upset stomach. Judge Doug Walker declined to award punitive damages, saying he did not believe the girls acted maliciously.
NEWS
December 19, 2012 | By Noelle Carter
Amanda Rettke of Shafer, Minn., was one of the 10 winners of our first Los Angeles Times Holiday Cookie Bake-Off with these sugar cookies: "This recipe was groundbreaking for me in that it changed how I perceived myself in the kitchen. I am not a great cook and am still a beginning baker, but this recipe is one of those magical concoctions that can transform even the most horrific of wannabe chefs. " The festive cookies are one of the favorite holiday cookie recipes we've collected in our updated "Los Angeles Times Holiday Cookies" e-book.
NEWS
December 17, 2012 | By Jenn Harris
Nothing puts people in the mood for Christmas like holiday cookies. Monday morning's #Weekendeats chat on Twitter was full of holiday cheer with bakers sharing recipes for their favorite cookies. Here are the highlights: Beth from the blog Omgyummy shared a post and pictures of cookies she made in tribute to her friend's mother who passed away last October, while Michelle Tomm, aka @WickidLicious2 on Twitter shared a photo of a small sampling of what she makes at Christmas.
NEWS
December 11, 2012 | By Caitlin Keller
Looking for holiday gifts made in L.A.? Peter Shire and team design and hand-form these ceramic mugs at his Echo Park studio. The splatter series of mugs were inspired by the paintings of Sam Francis and the ceramic construction techniques of Adrian Saxe . Echo Park Pottery's espresso mugs start at $30 and are available at LACMA and the Dream Collective in Silver Lake. Echoparkpottery.com . ALSO: Homemade candied citrus peels Granny's sugar cookies Vending machine caviar
SPORTS
August 24, 2012 | By Mark Medina
A day has passed since Kobe Bryant turned 34, but that's hardly going to prevent friends and Lakers fans from showering him with gifts. Of course, the NBA's Larry O'Brien championship trophy remains the best present Bryant would ever want, even if he already has five of them. But no one can buy that. Not even Mitch Kupchak and Jim Buss. They may have built a championship-contending roster by acquiring Dwight Howard and Steve Nash, but the Lakers still have to play together. So that puts the onus on Bryant's friends and fans to come up with different gift ideas, if they haven't already.
FOOD
December 15, 2011
"When we traveled to visit my grandparents, we were 99% guaranteed that we would go home with a couple of coffee cans full of her baked delights. The challenge was waiting until we left to see and taste what she created. When my family was ready to leave, a paper bag filled with coffee cans mysteriously appeared, and my sisters and I would fight to see who would carry it to the car. We tucked it behind a seat in our VW bus and weren't allowed to peek until we said our goodbyes. My dad backed the van out of the parking spot, with grandma and grandpa standing at the edge of the lot waving, and down the driveway we went.
FOOD
December 15, 2011
"My mother, Wendy Johnson, had me brainwashed as a child. Chocolate cake with almond frosting for my birthday? Yes! Sugar cookies with almond flavoring? Delicious. It wasn't until I was in college and I made my roommate the homemade chocolate cake with almond frosting that I quickly learned my mom totally messed me up. Apparently using almond in lieu of vanilla flavoring in everything is not normal. I learned to hide my familial love of almond for the much more universally accepted vanilla.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|