I had a craving for sugar cookies this weekend and decided to try out a new recipe.  I wanted something simple and easy.  I just wanted plain-old sugar cookies- no need for frosting, sprinkles, etc. I found this great recipe on allrecipes.com submitted by Stephanie.

I followed the recipe exactly except for when it came for dropping the cookie dough.  The recipe says to drop by rounded teaspoonfuls which I found to be too small.  I ended up rolling rounded discs about 1 inch in diameter.  The cookies don't spread very much, so they still remained pretty small, but they were the perfect size for me.  Very cute looking.  The taste came out great! Crispy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside.  The cookies are just sweet enough and don't need anything extra.  Yum!

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat
    oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a small bowl, stir together
    flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat
    in egg and vanilla. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Roll
    dough into balls about one inch in diameter and flatten slightly to create round discs, and place onto ungreased
    cookie sheets.

  3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden. Let stand
    on cookie sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.

   

4 Responses to “Easy Sugar Cookies”

  1. Jen — June 30, 2009 at 11:21 am

    Those look great and so versatile!

  2. Kirbie — July 2, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    They definitely are versatile! you can eat them plain, roll them in sugar, put some icing, etc. And so quick and easy to make too!

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