Friday, February 8, 2008

Soft, chewy sugar cookies

It is tradition for us to have big, yummy sugar cookies for Valentines Day. I found and tried this recipe and the are DELICIOUS! If you make them a little thick they are like the Granny's cookies. I got it off of Laughadaisy Recipes.

Best Sugar Cookies Ever

1/2 cup butter, softened (no substitutes)
1 3-oz package cream cheese
1-1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • Beat butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add powdered sugar and baking powder, beat till combined. Beat in egg and vanilla. Beat in as much of the flour as you can. Stir in any remaining flour with a wooden spoon. Divide dough in half. Cover and chill 1 hour or till dough is easy to handle.

  • Roll dough, half at a time, to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes. Arrange cutouts 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet (I use parchment paper instead).

  • Bake in a 375-degree oven for 7 to 8 minutes or till edges are set. Cool on a wire rack.

**This recipe is from the Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest Publications Magazine dated 1996.


Katie said...

I LOVE sugar cookies. Try adding the same amount of almond flavoring with the vanilla. It makes an amazing addition. ;)

Amelia said...

I've never been able to make sugar cookies that turn out the way I want them too, so we tried this recipe and they turned out really really good! They stayed so soft and had a really good flavor. We added the almond flavoring like Katie suggested and it tasted really good.