Monday, December 12, 2011

The Search For the Perfect Sugar Cookie Recipe Continues...

All I want is a sugar cookie that looks good, tastes good, rolls out and cuts easily, and doesn't have a ton of crazy ingredients.  No luck so far!

I tried making the Sugar Cookie Cutouts from the Kraft foods website yesterday.  They tasted fantastic because they had cream cheese in them.  But even after chilling for an hour the dough was still very sticky and impossible to to lift after we rolled out and cut it.  

We ended up just rolling the dough into balls and flattening them to bake.  The kids didn't care - they still loved decorating them!

Cookies are made of butter and love.  
~Norwegian Proverb

Don't forget to go over to the Great Holiday Barn Hop!


  1. Butter & Love - what a fabulous pairing. Yummy-looking delectables you have made there... are they for sale ?~!

  2. You're sweet! No, it was just fun for us.

  3. Cute kids! And I haven't found a good multi-purpose sugar cookie recipe either!

  4. I usually do just what you did; roll into a ball & smoosh out.

  5. Sharon, the following recipe is one we make every Christmas, rolls well and tastes really good.
    1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
    1 cup butter
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1/2 teaspoon almond extract
    1 egg
    2 1/3 cups all purpose flour
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda

    Beat together butter/sugar on low speed until light and fluffy. Stir in flavorings and egg, mix. Stir in flour/baking soda. Cover & refrigerate 2 hrs (or overnight). Roll dough 1/4" thick on lightly floured surface and cut out shapes, sprinkle as desired. Bake at 375 F for 7-8 minutes or when edges are golden brown. (Dough is best if warmed slightly before rolling.)

    Hope your family has a Merry Christmas!
    Go Marines!

    Ford Family in Ulysses.

  6. Thank you Fords! I was hoping I would get some good recipes! Merry Christmas to you too.

  7. Sharon, what do you use for frosting?

  8. I'll tell you the truth. I cheated on this one and bought some whipped frosting. Terrible, I know.

  9. Oh cannot make fabulous and light sugar cookies without look like they were having fun.