Eloise's Easy Sugar Cookies
- Ready In:
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter and sugar. Add the egg and vanilla.
- In a separate bowl mix together baking powder and flour. Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture until fully incorporated.
- Roll out on lightly floured board to desired thickness.
- Cutout 2-1/2" hearts and bake at 400 degrees for 7- 10 minutes.
- Should be light in color with light browning on the edges.
- Remove from oven and let cool on cookie sheet 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Questions & Replies
These sugar cookies are simple and delicious. Making the dough is really quick, too, though the rolling and cutting does take a bit of time. I made a half batch of the recipe on two separate occasions this week, the second time dividing the dough into 3 batches: one plain, one with mixed dried fruit (raisins, craisins and blueberries), and one with mini chocolate chips. They all came out beautifully; thin and crisp! I highly recommend this recipe and will definitely use it again and again.
I used real butter and hand mixed everything. 1/4 of dry ingredients at a time. I refrigeratedon't the dough for an hour and didn't need any flour to roll it out. Not sticky at all. I baked them for 8 minutes. These are soft moist and so so tasty. I was worried after reading some reviews about them being bland or dry. I'm not sure where they went wrong or I went right but these are delicious cookies. I've never baked sugar cookies before. I'm just broke and happened to have the ingredients and wanted to make cookies for my kids. I highly recommend these. I'll definitely save this recipie. This picture is half of the recipie. I have the rest in the fridge for later.
I have tried 6 different recipes in the past week, trying to get the perfect taste and consistency for my Royal Icing decorated cookies. I FINALLY found it! I doubled the recipe, which worked perfectly. The only thing I changed was the baking powder. I halved the amount it called for. Some people have said they are "salty", I don't understand that. Mine aren't salty at all! They held their shape perfectly and after decorating with Royal Icing, they tasted perfect. This is not meant to be a "sweet cookie". If you are wanting a sweet cookie, you should probably use a sugar cookie recipe. I will use this recipe from now on. I make and decorate a lot of cookies for many different occasions and this will now be my #1 recipe. Also, I NEVER use flour to roll out my cookies. I always roll them out on parchment paper sprinkled with powdered sugar.
Pretty good. I do prefer softer, sweeter cookies and these bake harder and are not that sweet. Only problem was that the dough turned crumbly after mixing, even though I followed directions and softened the butter before use. To solve, I added a few drops of water at a time to the crumbly dough, until it was smooth and pliable. A tip I read: use confectioner sugar instead of flour to roll out dough. That really helped add more sweetness! I'm giving a 4 due to not needing to refrigerate prior to use, recipe ease, and fact that dough held the cookie cutter shapes. Would make again as my 9, 4, and yr old loved them :)
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