I’ve been a cookie baker for as long as I can remember. I have lots of fond memories of baking cookies for friends and coworkers, and who doesn’t love sneaking a taste of cookie dough. Over the years I’ve perfected several of my cookie recipes…chocolate chip, peanut butter, snicker-doodles…but never the sugar cookie! I’m always picking out cute cookie cutters and dreaming of the perfect sugar cookie, but never getting it right.
Well…success! I recently visited a cute little gift shop in Winchester, Va. and found this adorable chicken cookie cutter. Attached was a very simple recipe. I thought, “Sure I’ll try it.” It was so basic, only six ingredients and a couple easy steps. They turned out great! Maybe I was making it too complicated before. If you are looking for a soft center cookie with lightly crisp edges this is it!
Sugar Cookie Recipe
Cream together: 1 C butter and 2/3 C sugar
Beat in: 1 egg
Add: 1 tsp vanilla, 1/2 tsp salt, and 2 1/2 C sifted flour
Mix until all ingredients are well blended. Chill dough 3-4 hours before rolling.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough out 1/4″ think and cut. Bake 8-10 minutes on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake until barely colored. Remove from sheets and cool on wire racks. Frost cookies or eat plain.
I iced my cookies with royal icing and added decorative sprinkles and flakes! Check it out!