This recipe cant handle frig. I want to mail a dozen in a care package to my daughter in Texas. My granddaughter and I just finished these. When I used all white sugar, the cookies didn’t spread as much (less moisture). Are you refrigerating them before you bake them? I’m glad they still turned out well for you! I’m on an orange kick. !, Amazing recipe!! Even though they may not had look as beautiful as yours, they tasted amazing! Could I just add cocoa powder or would I need to alter the sugar or flour content at all? Thank again. I appreciate the efforts you make when providing us with the best possible recipe!! These cookies, minus the brown sugar are number one. I added a little water and egg white to the rest of the dough, just enough to make it sticky… the result was the dough was harder to work with but the rest of the cookies spread very nicely after 7-8 minutes in the oven. Mine did not spread either, but I changed the recipe. I think someone else commented that they have done that and it was successful. They were definitely still soft and chewy in the inside. Thank you for this delicious recipe! Would you be able to share with me so I can alter the recipe as well? Why you will love these soft sugar cookies. These were AMAZING! Cant figure out what happened. I was taught to always do that with a knife? I also put jam in the center & yes perfect … That is when I realized I was reading your fertility stories just weeks ago! edit to add: we've made this recipe a few times now. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and 1 teaspoon of the cardamom; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Ingredients. It’s my best sugar cookie recipe! Fantastic! The cookies may spread a little more, but should be ok. Have you ever tried this recipe for cutouts, or is it too ‘soft’? Lol!!! This recipe I followed while on thr phone it was so easy and they are PERFECT!!! Kids LOVE them. The three problems I encountered is that first: the batch that was supposed to be 32 ending up being 36. It could have been that they were a little over baked. A tight balance, but it’s well achieved here. Also, while I obtain the right texture, theyre not sweet at all. Next time I’m going to roll dough in log and just slice it. If I wanna cook the rest tomorrow can i refrigerate the dough for the next Day ? Dylan is looking so cute, I hope you guys are doing well! I’m just not sure without trying it. This will be my go to sugar cookie recipe from now on. Be sure to measure the flour accurately. It may just be that the Morton’s kosher salt we used is quite potent, or it could be that the baking soda enhanced the saltiness. Beat in vanilla extract and egg. An update–they did stay soft, just as you said! I used my cushion air cookie sheets though. Maybe more vanilla, or almond extract, something to add some taste. Hi, I’m 9 years old and when I get older I hope to be a professional baker. Are you using a scale or cups to measure the flour? NEVER put wax paper in the oven. Thank you for a great recipe. Is it sugar you use for rolling or is it flour ? I added rainbow sprinkles for a pop of color. Thank you so much, Lindsay, these are the best sugar cookies I have ever made and were beautiful. As for one big cookie, I did try it. Just pack them in a ziplock bag and freeze them. What do you mean don’t pack the flour in measuring cup? I’m looking forward to making these again soon. Grandma’s Soft Sugar Cookie Recipe. I halved the recipe as I didn’t want 30 cookies, but now I wish I hadn’t. Very easy to make! 3. And just a little tidbit about baking cookies – it’s amazing how much of a difference such a small change can make to a cookie. I just made these the other day & for some reason my cookies came out very flat which made them bake too close to each other . My husband said, “this is the most perfect sugar cookie!” It was a hit!!! Thank you. I’m sorry, I thought egg size was in there but I’ve updated it. I would just thaw in the fridge when you’re ready. The cooking time in my old oven was 8 1/2 minutes, and they turned out just like the pictures. I made these today and they were amazing. Also, I love the baking hints you gave. You can add a tablespoon or two, depending on how much lemon flavor you want. So when I needed a sugar cookie recipe, I figured this would be the recipe to try. The centers are soft and the edges are chewy, making this one of my favorite sugar cookie recipes of all time! This is a very simple to make & bake recipe! Super soft and super delicious, would recommend!! I’m the cook and baker in my house. Next time I will probably make them smaller. 9. I made these cookies and they spread very nicely. You can, but I would bring the cookie dough completely back to room temperature before baking them. The cookies are best for 2-3 days generally. Everyone loved them and kept asking for more. something a bit more eye-catching, go here: Red Velvet Sugar Cookies. Sugar cookie can also be iced or frosted. Some people say they’ve had success with it, but I personally use this cutout sugar cookie recipe. The perfect sugar cookie for decorating! I’m so glad you were happy with them! Any ideas? Oh. Is it very light in color?Often lighter pans can allow cookies to spread more. Sooo good!! Any thoughts? TIA! I had leftover pistachio jello mix from moms b cake. Cookies are really susceptible to little changes in ingredients. I would replace it with regular sugar, but I do mention in the blog post that they have different amounts of moisture so your cookies might not spread quite as much. Not sure how to fix that…. Thank you for this awesome recipe! Dough was perfect. Until stumbling across this recipe. I used less flour than called for too. They came out in perfect circles, and all I did was spoon the dough onto the tray. I feel like Cutout Sugar Cookies are the Christmas version of a sugar cookie while a classic drop cookie, like this one, is the year round version, you know? I can’t wait to try these cookies out. Even at that I had to bake them 4 extra minutes so they wouldn’t be raw. Sounds like there is a big difference. Tried for the first time and had no difficulties. Just a warning though. Amazingly soft. Could this recipe be used to make the cookie base for a fruit pizza? Sorry, I won’t make them again. I wonder if that made a difference? I’m definitely adding these to my favorites list! I don’t really have any tips beyond the things I’ve mentioned before. To make the soft cut-out sugar cookies: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and line baking sheets with parchment paper. absolutely delicious! If you don’t have a food scale to weight the flour (which i think is most accurate) you want to be sure to loosen up the flour and scoop into measuring scoop and don’t pack it into the cup. I don’t know how to make them that size (I’m a newbie at baking, sorry!)? They came out delicious. Do you think this recipe would work for that, or do you think the extra working in of the food coloring and rolling out the layers would make it too tough? Thank you so much for sharing, I look forward to trying many more of your recipes in the near future. It could be that an ingredient was measured a little off. Fortunately, I tasted one and it was like lightly crusted dough. Thanks! I’m so glad you enjoyed them! thank you. My friends were raving about them too. I bake all the time. Try putting them in the oven hehe just kidding, sorry to hear that…maybe experiment with oven/baking times? So disappointing. Since they are not super sweet on their own, the frosting isnt to much. 228 calories; protein 2.5g 5% DV; carbohydrates 29.4g 10% DV; fat 11.4g 18% DV; cholesterol 29.1mg 10% DV; sodium 180.1mg 7% DV. The sugar listed higher up in the ingredients goes in the cookies. I think the recipe tastes delicious, but my cookies turn out ‘plump’, therefore have a hard time cooking through. Wonderful! Thank you!!! Would that be okay? I baked them for 7 minutes …. These were amazing, and this is my new go-to for homemade cookie baking from now on! I’m in love , By far, the best sugar cookie recipe. Some think of snickerdoodles as simply drop sugar cookies that have been rolled in cinnamon-sugar, but this oversimplification is far from accurate.. Wow You Really Did Find The Perfect Recipe Girlll, Baking soda only = chewy and thin. Hey Lindsay! All I have is that kerrygold pure Irish butter but it’s not unsalted. . This looks so so good, I love chewy cookies AND you have such great reviews! I did 2 minutes at a time because I hate over baked cookies. It isn’t too much flour. Sugar Cookie Tips & Tools. The other important part of a chewy cookie is having enough flour. It’s definitely a keeper. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. My daughter says these cookies taste the way Christmas smells! Hi I just tried the recipe and it must be the old version because the cookies did not spread out. Divide the cookie dough into 1 1/2 inch balls of dough and roll them in a little bit of granulated white sugar. Thanks for that! It was really easy to make and I didn’t make a big mess my mom and my brother loved them so much. Will definitely make again! The only sugar cookie recipe you'll ever need! I am not sure what I did wrong but the extra butter helped. The recipe doesn’t specify size of the egg, but I used a large egg. Like, for reals. You could just use all salted butter too. Bake cookies 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until bottom is light brown. My cookies took about 8 minutes more to bake at 350 should I be worried about that? I’m sorry to hear that. Sour cream is the secret ingredient to this simple and delicious drop sugar cookie recipe! They were still very very soft, but after a few minutes of cooling they were the perfect texture – soft, chewy, and absolutely delicious! This recipe looks delicious. It will be thick and shouldn’t be sticky. Thanks again for the recipe !! Omg. Awesome recipe. Having said this, I really do appreciate that you took the time to develop a fun cookie to make that requires no chilling before baking! Thank you … This recipe did not work out very well though i fallowed it to the T. the cookies came out soft but once they cooled they became crunchy and little to no softness…. You have to have enough flour to support the moisture content, but not too much to make it dry. I had the same issue as others with the cookies not spreading. Please respond when you can I love the recipe though. Let stand on cookie sheet two minutes … Beat in the eggs and then the vanilla. Do you know what I could have done differently? The best! Thanks so much! Completely soft and chewy. To me it seems like if they bake that long and everything was as the recipe specifies, they would be way over baked. I do have a cut out sugar cookie recipe you could try though. You could potentially use some baking powder, but it definitely gives the cookie a very different texture. that’s recipe was the best cookie recipe ever!! Hi! I’m not the best baker so I’m not too sure but, best of luck mate! Try it in your French toast too. I used self-rising flour, and white chocolate chips. This is definitely the best classic soft sugar cookie recipe, but if you’re looking to mix things up a bit you may also like my Chewy Brown Sugar Cookies recipe. And so yummy! These look really similar, so I’ll give them a shot. Ive done this recipe twice and im slowly getting the hang of it , but my cookies have come out extremely bulky which I don’t really mine but you can imagine the surprise when it didnt look like the picture lol. The perfect sugar cookie for decorating! I’m trying to decide if these are large enough for a second grade class to decorate or if they are too small. How should i go about doing it? My mother made me promise to make these for Christmas so she can taste them fresh out of the oven. There can definitely be variation between ovens. Thank you! Sour cream is the secret ingredient to this simple and delicious drop sugar cookie recipe! Cookies can be really tricky because even the smallest difference in ingredients can make a big difference in the way they bake. I also enjoyed how easy this recipe was to make. This easy cutout sugar cookie recipe is the best! I have been looking forever for the best soft sugar cookie recipe and this is it!!!! My daughters wanted pink cookies, so we added some gel food dye and they turned out PERFECT for our girls night Thank you for the recipe. Is there another place where you are seeing that, because I don’t see what you are referring to? Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. They tasted great , they were just flat as paper. Everyone loves them! I’ve made your cookie recipe a few times now and I’ve followed the recipe and it’s steps exactly, and every time I make them they come out very flat. And if they never firmed up, they might just not have been baked long enough. I actually chilled the dough over night and it made the perfect heart shaped sugar cookies for a valentine’s day event. This recipe doesn’t use sprinkles. My family really enjoyed them. They turn out just as good for those looking for a chocolate option! Idk, but I guess that’s what cooking is all about. I had to flatten them a bit but I will definitely be making them again! Well- they didn’t flatten much and I had to cook them longer; but knowing my kitchen skills I’m certain I did something wrong!!! So the butter is a possibility. . If that’s the flavor you’re going for, I’m sure it’d be fine. Thanks! Turned out perfectly!!! You can also find it here. They are delicious and my go to recipe for having something sweet in the house. So many great reviews , will definitely be trying these soon, will the cookies stay chewy even after the have cooled completely, or are they only going to be chewy after taken out of the oven and then get hard when they have cooled . My cookies didn’t spread. 1. For the pictured cookies, I used a few drops of dusty rose and 1 drop of sky blue. Start with soft butter, and beat it with the sugar until it’s REALLY pale and REALLY fluffy. Thank you again! I have the peanut butter cups in the freezer, as I thought they would be far easier to chop, they wouldn’t fall apart in the dough and would hold their form during the baking process. Thanks for a great recipe! Anyway thank you for the recipe, I will use it always. The cookies are delicious, perfectly chewy, and I love love love that I didn’t have to chill the dough. Your butter shouldn’t be so soft that your finger goes right through it if you press on it, but it should also be able to make an imprint. I baked them for 14 minutes at 350. Just made these & they are Delicious! My only problem was I didn’t have any brown sugar. Tasted great and was quick to make. Can I use regular salted butter and omit adding salt to the mix? I added the amount of salt that I thought gave the best flavor, so you can adjust as you like. That is another awesome yet simple recipe! I chose yours because you described WHY each ingredient and action mattered! – Be sure to use just two tablespoons of brown sugar. this recipe is both easy and delicious I just had one question, is it ok if I don’t use brown sugar? Thank you for this recipe. Add the vanilla extract and mix until well combined. But some people have said that they tried it and it worked well. They are so cute! Before I leave you with the recipe, let me suggest some useful sugar cookie tools: Cookie Sheets; Rolling Pin; Food Coloring: Liquid food coloring can alter the consistency of the icing, so I recommend gel food coloring. It gives them a bit more flavor. These cookies look scrumptious!! I’m so glad they turned out perfectly! Your email address will not be published. You’ll start by creaming the butter and sugars together until it’s light in color and fluffy. I’m so glad to hear that! Thanks for publishing this recipe!! Place the balls onto a cookie sheet (I like to line my cookie sheets with silicone baking mats) and bake them! I ran out of vanilla at 1.5 teaspoons so used 0.5 teaspoons of almond extract, really tasty and not overwhelming almond. I only had bread flour and smashed them with the bottom of a cup a little before baking and they are literally just what I was hoping for. The sugar amounts are important for these cookies. It tasted like a normal sugar cookie. Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. I never leave comments on recipes but for this one I just had to! I have to say this was an easy recipe and I even weighed the brown sugar. My family loves them ,they turned out real good. You must have measured something incorrectly. I love your recipes. Thank you for the recipe! All of them eaten in one day by my boyfriend and I. They’re so addicting. Or just 1 cup of granulated white sugar with 2 Tbsp of brown sugar ? I rolled the balls in sugar then flattened them with a glass dipped in sugar. This recipe is a keeper. We did have to bake them longer (about 13 minutes) and they didn’t spread like in the picture at first but I just flattened them myself. It definitely sounds like your day was too dry to start with. I have rehearsal at my house weekly with our band and worship team, and I usually like to bake treats. It’s very common when using measuring cups for it to be measured differently between different people. These soft sugar … You will over measure every time. They turned out great! It’s possible that different ovens make a difference. I did use a scale to weigh ingredients as I do with most recipes to ensure accuracy and used exactly 1 1/2 tbsp of dough per cookie (yielded 30 cookies) so I’m not sure why they weren’t done. You do not have to pack in the flour. What did I do wrong? As for the size – I use a tablespoon scoop and scoop out a bunch of level tablespoons, then break some of them in half to give me the half. I’m so glad I didn’t read the reviews before choosing your recipe I might not have made them, some people had the hardest time with it. With this soft sugar cookie recipe it is super simple, just roll and ice and their good to go. My first batch the dough would form together into balls, but was not sticky, was more crumbly. I’m not familiar with changes for high altitude, I’m sorry. There’s soft and chewy sugar cookies, thin and crispy sugar cookies, and even frosted sugar cookies. These look fantastic! But seriously, I love a good old fashioned soft sugar cookie. Maybe try reducing the bake time by about a minute? Thanks so much! They turned out perfect, soft, chewy and perfectly sweet. Can you make these chocolate chip cookies without cornstarch? I will make these again my family LOVED these cookies. Not only that, but they turned out amazing! My hubby LOVES these! I use margarine for the shortening. Soft, pliable butter will whip more easily with the sugar, resulting in a creamy, fluffy base for the rest of the cookies. I added a little Orange zest and it was great. I’m sorry to hear you had trouble. Looking forward to train more of your recipes. Make with classic ingredients, this sugar cookie recipe has great texture and flavor. Hello what happens if I use dark brown sugar? I baked for ten minutes, removed the cookies and gently flattened with a spatula and then baked an additional 4-5 minutes. Step 1, Combine the dry ingredients: Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl and set to the side. I forgot to actually pin it! Also, have you tried making one big b-day cookie, will that work? Unfortunately, the second time I made them I accidentally put to much flour in and the dough became crumbly, didn’t spread out much and tasted like a whole different kind of cookie. I will use this recipe for my only sugar cookie recipe from now on. x. I love this recipe so much, I’ve used it in the past for small parties. Just curious because I want to use a tablespoon. Beat the It worked very well for me. This is an amazing recipe though!!! These cookies spread in the oven, so I don’t think they’re best for cut out cookies. Just keep in mind that reducing the sugar doesn’t just change the sweetness. Because you slice and bake a spiral cookie like that, they may spread a good bit more. It’s really difficult to say. “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Romans 12:12. I think with the left over cookie dough I’ll add more flour to thicken it up? Not too thin, not too thick, soft, chewy and delicious. I can’t have grains or regular sugar anymore. I made these cookies, and Oh My Goodness, they are delicious! Also, i wasn’t sure at first how large to make the raw cookie balls before baking. Super Soft Sugar Cookies are the best sugar cookies ever! Haven’t tried the recipe yet but was wondering if it would be okay to use a hand mixer with a whisk attachment instead of a paddle because that’s all I have! After reading the reviews, I decided to reduce the flour just a bit. must be easy and boom – I found this one! Not sure how many sprinkles – maybe 1/4 cup or so. Thank you so much for the recipe:). This recipe looks great but isn’t a recipe to do with the kids or one to try and make quickly. The taste and texture ARE fantastic (I followed exactly as written - except for not rolling in sugar since I plan on frosting mine) BUT you must dip the bottom of a glass in some fine sugar and then use this to press down your cookies. I hate it when people don't follow the recipe (they did not have eggs!!!) Will be making lemon pudding jello mix next week. Small differences can really make a difference with cookies. Hi Lindsay, for me, these cookies didn’t spread a lot even though I squished them down a little before baking. I followed the recipe to the letter (measured by volume, not weight) with one exception: I baked 2” dough balls at 340° for 13-15 minutes. Next time I’m going to omit the baking powder. It’s possible, but I really don’t know much about high-altitude baking. Weighing your flour is the best way to go. !Pinning this one! THANK YOU SOO MUCH!!! I tried that recently and wasn’t totally happy with the result. The ratio of sugars to flour to vanilla is spot on. so a-recipe-hunting I go! I have to admit I tried this recipe as well. I started smashing a little and my error to ling in oven, dried out a little. I don’t have baking soda. Bake 6 to 8 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are barely brown. Small changes make a big difference with cookies and if I remember correctly, substituting the brown sugar made a difference when I was testing these.
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