Tuesday, February 23

::sugar cookies::

i'd never made sugar cookies from scratch, at least not that i could recall. although these were simple, they were really good, soft, chewy, rich and dense.
{ sugar cookies }
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup butter, **softened**
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls, and place onto ungreased cookie sheets. {I recommend, flattening just a bit, like with a snickerdoodle, using the bottom of a glass.}
Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden. Let stand on cookie sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.

frost if desired.


  1. homemade sugar cookies are the best! those look yummy to my tummy. which cookbook did you find that recipe in? it looks like josh's favorite from the america's test kitchen ckbk

  2. Those sound so easy and delicious...the perfect combination. I cannot wait to try them!

  3. liz! thanks for visiting! they were from allrecipes.com just one that got lots of good ratings (i should have cited it: http://tiny.cc/u1eDp )

    I need to add that I added about 1/4 t. salt, since I've never made anything that called for baking soda & powder but no salt AND my butter was the unsalted version. I also added a bit more vanilla based on reader reviews. so. there's that.

    hi carriez! thanks! if you do try them, let me know your thoughts about the salt and butter, or if it even matters...

  4. Erin, these were wonderful! Thanks for sharing them! I liked the extra vanilla, too!

  5. Chewy sugar cookies are the best! So many of them are crispy. And while there is something to that... I love the chewy ones. :)