I would have to say sugar cookies are my favorite home made cookies. They are buttery and crispy, the way a cookie should be. I prefer them without icing although when we make them in class I do partake the ones with that extra bit of sweetness.
So I have been using this recipe for many years so much that I can’t even remember where I got the recipe. What I like about it is that it is not as sweet as most sugar cookies I’ve had. The older I have gotten, I have grown to love less sweet desserts, and this hits that spot.
For a variation, I sometimes add lemon juice and lemon zest. And when I have made icing, its always lemon based.
This version is all about vanilla. Check out the recipe below.
Pour the flour into a medium bowl. Add the baking powder and
Mix well then set aside.
Cream the butter in a large bowl until fluffy.
Add the sugar and
Continue to mix until mixture is very fluffy.
Add the egg,
Vanilla paste or extract, and mix until well combined.
Gradually mix in the flour. I did it in 3 stages.
Dough all done. I divided it in half. Rolled one into a log and then put it in the freezer to cook another time.
With the 2nd batch, I divided in half then rolled both into a 4 mm thick then placed them in the fridge to harden a little before I cut them.
Here is the first batch ready to be baked.
Perfect. On the cooling rack after I cooked each batch for 8 minutes.
All ready for a tea party …