Monday, May 4, 2009

The Perfect Sugar Cookie

It just is! These are my absolute favorite sugar cookies- none other compare. My friend Suzanne is an excellent cookie chef and at least half of my cookie recipes come from her- including this one.
The last couple days I've been working on these cookies- Saturday, made the dough, Sunday, rolled, cut and baked them and then this morning I frosted them. They were for a bridal shower- they decided to do something different than cake. And after making them, I thought it was a great idea- they were so pretty!

The Perfect Sugar Cookie

1 c. butter, softened
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
cream and add one at a time:
3 eggs
Stir together and add to creamed mixture:
3 1/2 c. flour
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt

Chill dough 3-4 hours. Sprinkle the counter with flour and roll out to 1/4". Cut and bake at 350˚ for about 12 minutes. On cold stones I baked them for 14 minutes.
I don't like these cookies to brown at all- so just take them out. If they brown they get a little crunchy, but otherwise they are very soft and oh so yummy!


Peggy McG said...

Beautiful cookies!! Wish I could have been there. Don't leave Jim very often especially in the evening.

Suzanne & Duncan Forbes said...

Awww... thanks for the good word :-)

Sherri said...

I don't know how you have time for all this! The cookies look great!

Rachel said...

My folks were in town and I have 6 younger siblings- 4 of them 11 and under, so I asked my mom to drop the girls off to help with Naomi because she was "helping" and it was going really slow. So they were a huge help! And Monday was a really smooth running day... unlike the one that followed. lol Editor said...

They do look yummy. I am sitting here thinking sbout food, but I was trying not to go and eat anything because it is late here. I guess I better go and get a snack. I'll probably try to make these. I am good at cooking, but not so good with baking.


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