Sugar cookies are an easy christmas cookie recipe, even I can make these holiday cookies, maybe. Watch here and learn how to make sugar cookies for Christmas and the holidays.
Universal Sugar Cookie Recipe
This sugar cookie recipe is based on one Chris Kimball wrote about, saying its the universal recipe used by almost every baker.
1/2 cup white sugar
1 stick butter ( 1/2 cup ) slightly softened, but not mushy.
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
dash of vanilla
chopped walnut, espresso powder, cocoa powder, almonds, etc.
Preheat oven to 375F
Put the stick of butter and the sugar in your food processor. You can also use an electric mixer, but I don't have one right now, so the food processor works well for me.
Turn the food processor on to medium speed to mix the sugar and butter together, then add the 1 egg and vanilla, mix it in. The mixture should be lumpy, not super smooth.
Mix together all the dry ingredients – flour, baking soda, salt, – and then add these to the food processor butter mixture.
Run the food processor until the mixture starts to form into a ball.
Turn our the dough onto a floured board and divide the dough into two equal pieces.
Roll each piece of dough into a log shape about 1 1/2 inches in diameter.
Wrap these dough logs in plastic wrap and put in the fridge for one hour.
Using knife or pastry blade, slice off 1/4″ thick circles from the dough logs, place on cookies sheets with parchment paper.
Bake at 375F for about 8 minutes. you want the edges to be starting to brown, but not dark.
Cool on a wire rack and eat as soon as possible. They taste great when warm.
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