A day late and a dollar short I am with this recipe. It was to be Recipe 12 of my 12 Day of Holiday Baking but for some reason my 2 yr old hard drive decided to die on me 3 days before Christmas. Since we were expecting the In-Laws to arrive any minute I really had no time to commit to getting it fixed. Then colds & sick came along as well as other distractions.
Happy as pudding to report hard drive data recovered, new hard drive in place programs reinstalled and everything good in the land of nod. I am happy to bring the final entry.
I never had sugar cookies growing up…it’s one thing my mother never made. I feel like somehow I must have been missing out since they are so yummy and such a great cookie for kids to be involved in making. My kids have so much fun with these cookies and I love creating these memories.
I’ve experimented with a few sugar cookie recipes over the years and haven’t had the best luck until I found this one. It’s yummy, easy to make and fun for all. Even hubs gets involved when it comes to our cookie making & decoration sessions. It’s awesome!
- ¾ cup butter
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1.5 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cream of tartar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
- Preheat oven to 350.
- In a large bowl cream together your butter & sugar. Mix in egg and vanilla until well combined.
- In a separate bowl whisk together your flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, cinnamon and salt. Stir dry ingredients into wet. On a lightly floured surface roll out your dough to ⅛ inch thickness. Cut into shapes with your cookie cutters and place on parchment lined baking sheets re-rolling scraps until all the dough is used.
- Bake for 4 minutes then swap & turn your cookie sheets to allow for even baking. Bake for another 4 minutes. Cookies should be lightly browned on bottom.
- Remove from cookie sheets and cool on racks. Once cooled you can decorate with sprinkles, sugars or icing.