Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! I love Dr. Seuss so for his birthday I made Star-Belly Sneetch Cookies (Otherwise known as Grocery Store Sugar Cookies).
Now, the Star-Belly Sneetches had bellies with stars.
The Plain-Belly Sneetches had none upon thars.
This recipe was provided by one of our multi-talented employees. Andrea adapted a recipe that she posted on her blog. She used Quark and they turned out terrific! She can also make cheese! Here she is making Gouda.
Star-Belly Sneetch Cookies
1 c. butter, at room temperature
2 c. granulated sugar
2 t. vanilla extract
1 1/2 c. Quark
6 cups all purpose flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. baking powder
Cream the butter and granulated sugar at medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating until incorporated. Add the vanilla and Quark and beat at low speed until combined.
Sift the dry ingredients and gradually add to the Quark mixture. Beat at low speed until just combined. The dough will be a bit “sticky” but don’t worry. Divide the dough into two sections. Flatten each section to a rectangle about 1 1/2 inches thick, then wrap with plastic wrap. Chill in the refrigerator until firm, at least two hours or overnight.
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or a baking mat.
Dust the dough with flour and roll out to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut out cookies* and transfer to a baking sheet. Bake for 7 minutes, until pale golden. Immediately transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool.
1 c. butter, room temperature
1 t. vanilla extract
4 c. powdered sugar
6 T. heavy cream
Several drops food coloring
Cream together the butter and vanilla. Slowly beat in the powdered sugar. Once smooth and creamy, add in heavy cream, 1 tablespoon at a time until the desired spreading consistency is achieved. If desired, add food coloring and beat until combined. Once cookies have cooled completely, frost and decorate.
Makes approximately: 5 to 6 dozen cookie
*I made stars but the tips on the stars turned brown really fast so be careful with your choice of shapes. They also puff up so detailed shapes wouldn’t work very well.