Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Holiday Baking: Sugar Cookies

People like different kinds of cookies. There are the soft and chewy people then there are the thin and crisp cookie people and then there are the inbetweeners. Well, I like my cookies to be soft, not crunchy (most of the time). You may be thinking, “Did Becca mistype the title? Is this a chocolate chip cookie post?” The answer is no, it is not. I’m talking about sugar cookies. I don’t like crisp sugar cookies at all! In fact, I’ve seen so many thin and crispy sugar cookies I lost all hope that no one but these guys made soft sugar cookies. Then I came across The Girl Who Ate Everything. She was doing a 12 days of cookies and day 7 happened to be a soft sugar cookie recipe. Well the sky opened up for me because if these cookies were good, that meant that I would never have to deal with another crisp sugar cookie ever again. And let me tell you these sugar cookies are delicious. They are soft and cake-like which I love. I think the sugar could have been increased just a little but other than that I think they were great!

This dough was also really nice to work with after it had
chilled in the fridge for about 20 minutes.
Christmas shapes! :)
These cookies turned out so nice and fluffy. Loved them!
Soft Sugar Cookies
I made abut 44 cookies from this
slightly adapted from 12 Days of Cookies
on The Girl Who Ate Everything

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, well beaten
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon milk
2 – 2 1/2 cups flour (I needed 3 cups)

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fand line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy, then add each egg in one at a time, making sure they are incorporated thouroughly
  3. Mix in the salt, baking powder, vanilla and milk. Once incorporated add in the flour 1/2 cups at a time until the dough is soft, but not sticky.
  4. I needed to chill the dough for about 20-30 minutes
  5. On a floured surface roll the dough out and cut into shapes.
  6. Bake for 6-8 minutes for a soft sugar cookie.
Nutrition Facts
serving size: 1 cookie
Calories 65.6 Total Fat 2.2 g Saturated Fat 0.1 g Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0 g Monounsaturated Fat 0.1 g Cholesterol 15.1 mg Sodium 53.1 mg Potassium 13.7 mg Total Carbohydrate 10.5 g Dietary Fiber 0.3 g Sugars 4.7 g Protein 1.1 g


  1. Are you going to decorate them, Becca? That's the bit I struggle with.

  2. I wanted to, but frosting is such hard work and I've been over doing stuff lately. So I left these ones unfrosted, but ones I did for school I frosted.


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