Monday, May 4, 2009
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:
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!