I love a good classic cookie like chocolate chip or peanut butter or a snicker doodle…all of them are great cookies and I think every family has a classic cookie recipe that their grandma was famous for. My favorite classic is a sugar cookie.
There is literally nothing like a soft, buttery sugar cookie. I make them the most at Christmas time, but I have made them a time or two this summer. Also since according to the radio there are about 25 weeks till Christmas (terrifying right?!), I’ve decided to share my latest rendition of my favorite cookie 🙂
Classic Soft Sugar Cookies
1 stick butter
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups flour
Beat the butter and sugar together in a mixer or by hand until they are well combined, even fluffy. Next add the egg and vanilla. I typically mix those in pretty well and let my mixer go for a couple of minutes while I combine all the dry ingredients together. Slowly add the dry ingredients (aka don’t dump them all in at once, simply for ease of mixing) and then you’ll have some beautiful sugar cookie dough!
I like to refrigerate my dough for at least a couple of hours and then I form the dough into little balls and bake them for about 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees. I know some people like to coat their sugar cookies in a layer of sugar, so that could be done after taking the dough out of the fridge and rolling them into balls.
I’m not personally a big fan of doing that, but lots of people love it, so if you do, go for it! I hope you enjoy making some Christmas cookies in July! (Or Christmas if you save all your baking till wintertime :))