Easy Sugar Cookies

February 8, 2022

Easy and tasty Sugar Cookies Recipe! Cookies that are soft inside with crispy edges are prepared without chilling the dough.

Sugar Cookies are soft and chewy cookies made with basic ingredients. It is one of the classic cookie recipes. You can serve it plain or with a cream icing. Additionally, you don't need to chill the dough to make this recipe! When the cookies are baked, they keep their shape and offer you a practical taste.

You can prepare this perfect recipe in 10 minutes using the ingredients you have in your kitchen. Try Homemade Sugar Cookies that you can serve to your loved ones on birthdays or special occasions. Enjoy your meal.

Sugar CookiesPhoto By Canva
Taste Score: %80
Difficulty Easy
Servings 8 people
Preparation 30 mins
Cooking 10 mins
Total 40 mins

Tips

  • Use room temperature eggs. Baking with eggs that have attained room temperature ensures that the dough is evenly distributed. Prepare a dough using egg yolks rather than entire eggs.
  • Use pure vanilla extract. For baking, and especially for sugar cookies, opt for good quality pure vanilla extract.
  • Whisk the dry ingredients together. This is simple to accomplish with a whisk! In a medium mixing bowl, whisk the flour with the other dry ingredients such as salt and baking powder until well combined. Whisking will mix the dry ingredients while also infusing the flour with air and fluffy
  • Chill the dough. After you've mixed the dough, form it into a disc, wrap it in plastic wrap, and refrigerate it until absolutely solid, preferably overnight. If you're going to bake the cookies right away, refrigerate the dough for at least one hour.
  • Avoid over mixing at all costs. Do you continue to beat the dough after all of the ingredients have been added? This impulse must be resisted! Too much time in the mixer after adding the flour will result in a thick, tough cookie. Turn off the mixer, after mixing until everything is well incorporated.
  • Use flour in moderation. Avoid over-flouring the dough when rolling it out on a floured work surface as this will make the dough tough and dry. After that, dust your rolling pin gently with flour. Alternatively, you can lay the dough on parchment paper instead of flour.
  • Line the baking sheet with parchment paper. When it comes to parchment paper, it's also a fantastic baking surface. On your baking sheet, place a layer of parchment paper. Then, after cutting out the cookie shapes, place them on parchment paper to bake. The parchment paper makes it easy to remove the cookies.
  • Before baking, re-chill the dough. After cutting the dough into shapes and transferring it to the parchment paper-lined baking sheet, chill the unbaked cookies for about 30 minutes.
  • Take the cookies out of the oven before they are golden. Don't over bake your sugar cookies. There shouldn't be much color. You may avoid burnt edges on your cookies if you remove them from the oven before they get golden.
  • You can use almond extract to add almond flavor to cookies.
  • Keep the icing's freshness. Use royal icing or powdered sugar to decorate your cookies.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 °F.
  2. Set aside a mixing basin containing flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar together in the large bowl of an electric stand mixer until smooth.
  4. Combine the vanilla extract and egg in a bowl.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix on low until combined.
  6. Drop the dough on the baking sheet using a medium cookie scoop and space them 2 inches apart. You can also use 1 1/2 tbsp at a time, rolling into balls if you are not using a cookie scoop.
  7. Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Make sure they are slightly underbaked before they turn brown. If you're baking two batches at once, rotate the pans halfway through.
  8. Then remove from the oven and cool on the wire racks for 5 minutes.
  9. Serve plain or decorate with royal icing.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Sugar Cookies
Serves 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories175
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8 g10.3%
Cholesterol 27 mg9%
Sodium 160 mg7%
Protein 1.9 g3.8%
Potassium 32 mg0.7%
Potassium 32 mg0.7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

What Is Sugar Cookie?

Sugar Cookies are made using flour, sugar, vanilla, butter, eggs, baking powder and baking soda as basic ingredients, depending on the type of sugar used. Sugar cookies have been created for generations and have a simple, traditional flavor. Sugar cookies grew in popularity and availability as sugar became more readily available.

Sugar cookies can be hand-formed, dropped, or rolled out and cut into shapes. Additional sugar, frosting, sprinkles, or a mix of these are typically used to adorn them. A cookie cutter may be used to cut decorative shapes and figures into the rolled-out dough.

How Do You Keep Sugar Cookies From Sticking?

You can use parchment paper or baking mats. Nonstick spray or butter on baking sheets creates an excessively oily base, which distributes cookies. One of the best baking mats is silicone baking mats, which hold the base of your cookie dough and prevent it from spreading too much.

What To Serve with Sugar Cookies?

These sugar cookies can be served with a cream cheese frosting prepared from scratch and your choice of toppings such as crushed oreos, sprinkles, decorating sugar, and melted chocolate.

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How To Store Sugar Cookies?

Airtight containers are key to storing cookies and preserving the taste and texture of the day they were baked. Store all cookies in one container, regardless of cookie type; Do not combine several types of cookies in a single container. Store cookies in an airtight jar at room temperature for up to ten days. Cookies can last up to 6 months if frozen.

How To Freeze Sugar Cookies?

To Freeze the Sugar Cookies, follow these steps:

  1. Bake your sugar cookies according to the above directions.
  2. Allow the cookies to reach room temperature after baking, but don't let them rest for too long.
  3. Pre-freeze your cookies to keep them from crumbling. Freeze the cookies for 1-2 hours on a cookie sheet before transferring them.
  4. Place the cookies in a freezer bag or an airtight container, depending on your preference.
  5. Place the cookies in layers, regardless of how they are stored. To keep the cookies from sticking together, use wax paper to separate them.
  6. Before carefully sealing the cookies to prevent air from entering, label and date the box.
  7. Sugar cookies may be stored in the freezer for up to six months.
Recipe byPetite Gourmets

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