Sugar Cookie Fun!

Sugar Cookies 3I’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!

 

 

 

 

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