Sugar cookies are quick and very easy to bake. They come with simple, straightforward steps that can be done at the comfort of your home at any time. They are good and simple with confectionaries in them.
Although you do not need to be a baker to know how to bake them, sometimes it may require some certain skills to make them just right because they can be considered a bit of art. Most importantly, the right baking recipes and ingredients are what you need to get them done.
In North America, these cookies are traditional in Children’s day celebrations, Christmas, Halloween, and Hanukkah but the good thing about them is that you do not have to wait till those times to get them right on your taste buds, you can make these soft, mouth-watering cookies in minutes!
You can’t simply go wrong with sugar cookies! You can have them just the way you want it, it can be some traditional cookies right there or having them plain or frosted instead. You also can have it in shapes, it just depends on your creativity.
Before we get right into the baking recipes, we need to know the ingredients that would be required.
● All-purpose flour
● Creamed butter
● Vanilla extract
● Baking powder
Specific quantities of ingredients are not provided because that depends on your number of servings but whatever quantity it is that you want to make, you cannot do without the ingredients aforementioned.
Step by Step baking recipes.
Step 1: Prep
Preheat your oven to 350°F. Line your cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Step 2: Mix
In a small bowl, mix the flour, baking powder then set aside.
In a large bowl, mix the butter and sugar until a fine mixture is attained.
Beat in egg and vanilla and gradually blend in the dry ingredients from the small bowl into the large bowl.
Ensure everything is fully blended.
Step 3: Roll
Roll the dough into balls. Place them on your cookie sheet with reasonable space in between them so that they can spread while cooking.
Step 4: Cook
Bake the sugar cookies in the oven for 7 minutes. Pull them out and let them cool and finish baking for about 2 minutes on the baking sheets. Allow them to stay tall and fluffy.
Step 5: Decorate
It is important to allow your cookies to cool off completely before decorating them. You can choose any frosting you desire.
DO NOT overbake. After 7 minutes, ensure that you remove them from the oven and allow it to finish baking on the baking sheets.
Preparation: 10 minutes
Cook time: 9 minutes
Total time: 19 minutes
Sugar cookies can last up to about 2 weeks in airtight conditions and up to about 6 months in the freezer! If you’d not be refrigerating, ensure that it is kept out of direct heat or sunlight and is not kept in a cookie jar.
Now that you’ve known how to bake sugar cookies, you should try them out. You never can tell how well you can bake them until you taken one step further!