Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sugar Cookies

These are my favorite sugar cookies.  They are slightly crisp and buttery with big sugar crystals all over the outside.  I found this recipe at  Savory Sweet Life.  She has some really tasty looking recipes on her site.

Sugar Cookies

  • 1 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup salted butter
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/3 cup coarse sugar crystals or regular granulated sugar for rolling cookies (we used demerara sugar and it probably took about 1/2 cup)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cream together butter and sugar until it is nice and creamy. Mix in 1 egg yolk at a time and vanilla extract. Mix dry ingredients together and add to the butter mixture, mixing completely.  Be sure to scrape down the bowl to be sure everything is mixed. Using a medium scoop (we used the large side of a melon baller), form dough balls and roll them in sugar crystals. Place cookie balls on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper 2 inches apart from one another. Be sure not to flatter any of the dough. Bake for 12-14 minutes until the surface of each cookies have a cracked like texture. Remove from oven and allow cookies to remain on the cookie sheet for 5 mintues before transferring to a cooling rack. Enjoy!  Makes about 32 cookies. 

1 comment:

  1. I hope you left one for me and pappaw to taste test!!!! Something tells me they were all!!!



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