Today I am sharing simple and easy sugar cookies you can make at home with just simple ingredients. And guys believe these cookies are so simple to make. You do not need to kick back the cookie dough. There’s no rolling pin required, and no cookie cutters required either. So, let’s jump to the ingredients.
Why I love these sugar cookies
- Soft, thick centers with slightly crisp edges
- Irresistible buttery vanilla flavor
- Leave plain or flavor with extras like maple, cinnamon, and more
- Hold their shape
- Flat surface for decorating
- Stay soft for days
- Freeze beautifully
Sugar Cookies Tips Tools
- Cookie Sheets
- Rolling Pin
- Food Coloring: Liquid food coloring can alter the consistency of the icing, so I recommend gel food coloring. For the pictured cookies, I used a few drops of dusty rose and 1 drop of sky blue.
- Piping Tips/Squeeze Bottle: If you’re using royal icing, I recommend Wilton piping tip #4 for outlining and flooding. This is a wonderful basic piping tip to have in your collection. If you’re using my easy glaze icing, I recommend using a squeeze bottle.
- Piping Bag: If you’re using royal icing and a piping tip, you need a disposable piping bag or reusable piping bag.
- 3 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cups of unsalted butter.
- 1-1/2 cups of granulated sugar,
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
- Now to get started you’ll want to pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Next, you’re going to need two and a half sticks or 1 and the fourth cup of unsalted butter. Now you want this to be softened about to room temperature, but you don’t want it so soft that it’s melty or oily. Add this to a large bowl. Now add 1 and 1/2 cups of granulated sugar and 1 large egg.
- Also, add one teaspoon of vanilla extract. For this, you can use an electric mixer or stand mixer also. Mix it until it’s well combined. Once your butter mixture is light and fluffy and well combined You can set that aside and in a separate medium-sized bowl, you’ll want to measure out 3 cups of all-purpose flour. Now, add a teaspoon of salt and half a teaspoon of baking soda. You want to whisk everything together. So these ingredients are completely combined.
- Now gradually add your flour mixture to your butter mixture until everything is completely combined and all of that flour is incorporated. I suggest you add your flour in three or four parts. You definitely don’t want to add it all at once because this makes for a pretty stiff dough as it is. If you try and get all that flour absorbed at one time it’ll be an awful lot too stiff, much too crumbly, a little bit more than your mixers really going to want to handle.
- This is a pretty stiff dough and it’s going to seem a little bit crumbly at first, but just keep mixing and so long as you didn’t overmeasure your flour everything is going to come together. So, you want to maintain going until your dough is clinging collectively. So, you don’t want to over mix your cookie dough or you’re going to soften that butter too much and your cookies are going to spread in the oven. Which you don’t want. They’re going to spread too much in the oven.
- Now, it’s almost time to bake these cookies. So you’re going to want to grab some colored sanding sugar whichever color you prefer. Scoop your cookie dough into rounded one and a half tablespoon-size balls and you want to roll the dough between your palm. And then immediately roll it through your sugar.
- Now you do need a roll to the sugar immediately because that warmth from your hands is going to slightly melt the butter in that cookie dough and make the surface a little bit warmer, which is going to make it easy for those sprinkles to adhere. If you let the cookie dough sit a little bit, the outside is going to dry out a little bit and the sprinkles or the sugar won’t stick as well as it ought to.
- Now take these over to your preheated oven where they’ll need to bake for 11 to 13 minutes. Make sure you let these cookies cool completely on their baking sheet before enjoying them. And that is how you make the easiest sugar cookies of the season. I really hope you guys enjoy today’s recipe and if you try this one out, please let me know what you think. I always love hearing from you. Please leave a comment in the comment box.
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