Recipe for Sugar Cookies
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Recipe for Sugar Cookies

We Have The Best Recipe for Sugar Cookies Ever and really can not wait to share it with everyone so everyone may enjoy super yummy handmade sugar cookies that always keep in shape.

Christmas was Nancy and I’s favorite time of year when we were kids (okay, it still is). Our mother would start baking two weeks before Christmas to ensure she finished everything. Sugar cookies were one of the first things she’d prepare. We’d gather around the table to sing Christmas carols and decorate cookies. Nancy and I have carried on the family heritage. Recipe for Sugar Cookies!

We’ve tried a lot of various recipes. Some didn’t taste well, but they stayed together. Some were wonderful, but they spread so much that you couldn’t determine what form the biscuit was intended to be. We’ve finally discovered the finest sugar cookie recipe. The cookies are excellent and retain the form of the cookie cutter you use. Recipe for Sugar Cookies!

How do you make sugar cookie dough?

Step 1: To your mixer, add 4 sticks (2 cups) of butter and 2 cups of white sugar. A note on the butter: we use Sweet Cream Salted Butter in our baking, and I think it goes well with these sugar cookies. The butter should be softened yet cold. Butter that is too warm and soft is a major cause of dry sugar cookie dough. I leave the butter out on the counter for about an hour before beginning to make the cookies; this seems to be the ideal length of time for me. The butter is still chilly to the touch, but you may push your fingers into it. Recipe for Sugar Cookies!

Step 2: Cream the butter and sugar together till completely combined (3 minutes on medium-high should do the trick.)

Step 3: 2 tbsp vanilla extract and 2 eggs I know it sounds like a lot of vanilla, but the cookies will taste delicious with a little more moisture.

Step 4: The cookie dough should be soft and airy (about 3 more minutes.)

Step 5: Mix with 4 tablespoons of Baking Powder.

Step 6: 2 cups at a time, add the 6 cups of flour. When adding the dry ingredients, do not overmix the dough. Only combine it until the flour is absorbed into the dough.

Step 7: After adding the 6 cups of flour, the dough should look like this. The flour should be well mixed in, and the dough should be firm but not dry or crumbly. If the dough appears to be too dry, add a small amount of vanilla or milk (start with a teaspoon) and combine again. This dough does not need to be chilled before cutting out the cookies. In fact, the cookies taste best when the dough isn’t cooled. Recipe for Sugar Cookies!

Instructions for baking

Step 8: Roll out a handful of dough on a floured board until it’s approximately 3/8″ thick.

Step 9: Using cookie cutters, cut out shapes. Recipe for Sugar Cookies!

Step 10: Bake for 6-10 minutes, depending on the size of the cookie cutter you used, in a 350°F oven.

Step 11: Do not overcook! We prefer thicker sugar cookies that can handle a lot of icing. If you create your cookies thick, as seen in the photos, they should be cooked for 9-10 minutes. They may not appear to be done to you, but they are. Remove them from the oven. You don’t want them to brown around the edges like a Chocolate Chip Cookie, for example. The cookies should be set and only slightly brown around the edges. If your sugar cookies appear to be dry, the most likely cause is overbaking. You should only make thinner cookies or use smaller cookie cutters than the ones we’ve used here.

Step 12: These cookies are delicious and maintain their shape well. Most importantly, they don’t poof up or flatten out like a cookie blob. Recipe for Sugar Cookies!

Allow your cookies to cool before icing them. With these Best Sugar Cookies, we utilize our Best Buttercream Frosting recipe. The icing is simple to tint and tastes fantastic on these Sugar Cookies. You’ll find all of the instructions for making this delicious homemade sugar cookie icing right here.

How many cookies does this recipe yield?

This recipe yields a large number of cookies, although the exact amount depends on the size of the cookie cutters you choose. We produced 36 cookies with medium-sized cookie cutters. You may decrease this recipe in half if you just need a couple of dozen cookies. Recipe for Sugar Cookies!

Ingredients should be at room temperature.

Both the eggs and the butter should be at room temperature to make the cookies lighter and fluffier. For the eggs, room temperature merely means that they are not cold from the refrigerator. If you forget to remove the eggs before beginning to make the cookie dough, you may warm them up in a basin of warm water for 5-10 minutes. The butter should also be softened to room temperature, which means that if you touch it, you should leave an indentation. Use only butter that has not been over-softened or melted. If this happens, use a different stick of butter or place it back in the refrigerator to set up.

Do you require a mixer?

Yes. A good cookie dough, in our opinion, requires the use of a mixer. A stand mixer, while pricey, is an excellent purchase if you anticipate making a lot of handmade baked products in the future. A hand-mixer works well as well, and you can usually get one for approximately $20. In a pinch, you can make cookie dough by hand (like we did growing up), but you’ll need a lot of strength to properly cream the butter, sugar, and eggs.

Tips for Making Cookie Dough

The most critical phase of the cookie dough-making procedure is creaming the butter, sugar, and eggs together. Creaming is the process of thoroughly incorporating the butter and sugar and adding much-needed air to the dough. We recommend creaming the butter and sugar for 3 minutes on medium-high speed, followed by 3 minutes of combining the butter/sugar/eggs at the same speed. You want to stir the dough as little as possible after adding the flour. Too much mixing will result in tough cookies. On low speed, add the flour and mix only until the dry ingredients are mixed into the dough. Make sure you scrape down the edges and the bottom. Recipe for Sugar Cookies!

Getting the Cookie Sheet Ready

We always line our cookie sheets with parchment paper to prevent the cookies from sticking and over-browning. Most grocery shops sell parchment paper in rolls or pre-cut sheets, and we highly suggest it. When baking cookies, it is best to use at least two cookie sheets. You do not want to place uncooked cookie dough on a cookie sheet that has just come out of the oven. Even before you put it in the oven, the dough will begin to bake. Recipe for Sugar Cookies!

Oven Tips

Everyone’s oven is unique. We recommend starting with a single cookie to help you fine-tune the exact baking time for your oven. Set your timer for 2 minutes shorter than the recipe’s recommended time. When the timer goes off, open the oven door and check on your cookie. Make the necessary changes. Because our oven has a hot area in the rear, we rotate the cookie sheet halfway during the baking time to ensure an equal bake. Although this may appear to be an extra step, it is preferable to burning an entire tray of cookies. Sweet Cream Salted Butter

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Recipe for Sugar Cookies

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 10 minutesCook time: 12 minutesTotal time: 22 minutesServings:24 servingsCalories:192 kcal Best Season:Available

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We Have The Best Sugar Cookie Recipe Ever and couldn’t wait to share it with everyone so that everyone may enjoy incredibly wonderful handmade sugar cookies that always stay in shape.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. To your mixer, add 4 sticks (2 cups) of butter and 2 cups of white sugar.
  2. A note on the butter: we use Sweet Cream Salted Butter in our baking, and I think it goes well with these sugar cookies.
  3. The butter should be softened yet cold. Butter that is too warm and soft is a major cause of dry sugar cookie dough.
  4. I leave the butter out on the counter for about an hour before beginning to make the cookies; this seems to be the ideal length of time for me.
  5. The butter is still chilly to the touch, but you may push your fingers into it.
  6. Cream the butter and sugar together until well combined (3 minutes on medium-high should do the trick.)
  7. 2 tbsp vanilla extract and 2 eggs I know it sounds like a lot of vanilla, but the cookies will taste delicious with a little more moisture.
  8. The cookie dough should be soft and airy (about 3 more minutes.)
  9. Mix with 4 tablespoons of Baking Powder.
  10. 2 cups at a time, add the 6 cups of flour.
  11. When adding the dry ingredients, do not over-mix the dough.
  12. Only combine it until the flour is absorbed into the dough.
  13. The dough should be firm but not dry or crumbly after adding the 6 cups of flour.
  14. If the dough appears to be dry, add a teaspoon of vanilla or milk and combine again.
  15. Roll out a handful of dough on a floured board until it’s approximately 3/8″ thick.
  16. Using cookie cutters, cut out shapes.
  17. Bake for 6-10 minutes, depending on the size of the cookie cutter you used, in a 350°F oven.
  18. Do not overcook! We prefer thicker sugar cookies that can handle a lot of icing.
  19. If you create your cookies thick, as seen in the photos, they should be cooked for 9-10 minutes.
  20. They may not appear to be done to you, but they are. Remove them from the oven.
  21. You don’t want them to brown around the edges like a Chocolate Chip Cookie, for example.
  22. The cookies should be set and only slightly brown around the edges.
  23. If your sugar cookies appear to be dry, the most likely cause is overbaking.
  24. Allow your cookies to cool before icing them.
  25. With these Best Sugar Cookies, we utilize our Best Buttercream Frosting recipe.
  26. The icing is simple to tint and tastes fantastic on these Sugar Cookies.
  27. You’ll find all of the instructions for making this delicious homemade sugar cookie icing right here.
Nutrition Facts

Servings 24


Amount Per Serving
Calories 192
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g13%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 34mg12%
Sodium 80mg4%
Potassium 30mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 27g9%
Sugars 8g
Protein 3g6%

Vitamin A 255%
Calcium 7%
Iron 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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