Slightly crispy on the outer edges and chewy in the center with a hint of vanilla, these sugar cookies are the easiest to make! With just four ingredients, these sugar cookies are ready in about 20 minutes. After two days of dealing with website issues, I really needed a batch of these crispy yet chewy sugar cookies to make me feel better. The issue of posts and images not loading properly appeared for some readers and not for others. I’m not sure why that was, but I knew there was a problem. Especially since I couldn’t even log into my dashboard. It took me awhile to convince the technicians that something was wrong. I spent most of yesterday on the phone, emailing, and online chatting with 8 technicians. I think I finally figured out what went wrong with the site, and I’m now ready to post. Crossing my fingers that the issue has been resolved. =)
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Sugar cookies are one of my favorite cookies of all time. There’s something about its simplicity that appeals to me. Sugary, buttery, with the slightest hint of vanilla, they’re far from healthy but every once in awhile, they’re the perfect splurge. There’s so much you can do with them too. You can add sprinkles on top, colored sugar, icing. The possibilities are endless! But ultimately, I think what I love most about sugar cookies is that it brings back such good childhood memories.
In elementary school, during holiday parties, or potlucks, sugar cookies always made an appearance as dessert. To be honest, I probably contributed to that. It was just so easy to buy a box of cookies from Safeway. I didn’t bake or cook back then. Sugar cookies are always customized for the holidays. Have you noticed? Valentine’s Day means pink cookies with red sugar sprinkles. Easter usually means sugar cookies with green sprinkles, or maybe egg shaped cookies. Independence Day sugar cookies are decorated with red, white and blue. Halloween with pumpkin shaped cookies. Thanksgiving means turkey shaped cookies. And Christmas, oh my gosh, Christmas always has the best designs. See? Sugar cookies bring back such good memories.
These sugar cookies are so very amazing, one of my favorite recipes. Slightly crispy on the edges with a chewy center, it’s just the way I like my cookies. Hope it’s what you’ll like too. If you want a twist on these sugar cookies, try these Green Tea Cookies. First, preheat the oven to 375oF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, cream the butter. I’ve tested this recipe with both regular butter and with vegan butter. The vegan butter by Earth Balance is made of mainly palm oil. You can taste a little bit of the oil when you bake with vegan butter. But it is an alternative for vegans and those who prefer a healthier substitute. Add in the white sugar and vanilla. Mix until the sugar is just incorporated with the butter. Add in the flour. Mix the flour with the sugar and butter until the batter becomes crumble like.
Roll the batter into little balls. It may be a little crumbly but just press them together as best as you can to make them hold together. Place them onto the baking sheet. Bake them for about 7-8 minutes until they become golden brown.
Allow the cookies to cool for a few minutes.
For a PDF version of this recipe, click here.