Amish Sugar Cookies AKA The Best Drop Sugar Cookies EVER

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When we think of cookies, we always think about what’s going to be inside them. Some people like cookies with chocolate chips and others with M&Ms. It’s quite uncommon for most of us to not imagine eating just plain cookies. This recipe for Amish Sugar Cookies AKA The Best Drop Sugar Cookies EVER will have your mind re-thinking about plain cookies. You’re going to be in love with how simple yet delicious these cookies taste. They’re soft, buttery and delicately browned along the sides with just the right kind of texture a soft sugar cookies recipe should have. This recipe also uses just everyday ingredients from your kitchen pantry, so there is no need to look for an exhaustive list of items at the grocery store. It’s your choice whether you want to put chocolate frosting on them or just plain frosting, but it’s a guarantee that they will go with just about any flavor.

This recipe is also great for making cookies during the holidays because it’s very versatile for adding toppings and colors. You can add new flavors and build the recipe even more by adding lemon or orange zest to the dough to give it a delightful citrus flavor. You can add cinnamon, coconut flakes, cookie butter, honey, browned butter or a dash of almond extract for an amaretto aftertaste. For the garnish on top, you can add toasted almonds, pecans or cashews or even a jam of your choice. On special occasions such as kids’ birthday parties, you can coat the cookies in rainbow sprinkles or try topping with marshmallows covered in chocolate to make it look edgy and fun. If you like the cookies to be a bit crunchy, you may have to bake them a little longer bake them for 12 minutes or so and wait until they turn dark golden brown. But if you prefer them soft then it is better to stick to 8 or 10 minutes. Make sure to place the dough at least 2 inches apart on the baking sheet before you transfer them to the oven since the dough tends to expand a tiny bit.

An important baking tip for making the best cookies is to opt for the real vanilla extract rather than the artificial vanilla flavor. If you can get hold of the vanilla beans or a vanilla bean paste, that would be even better. Nielsen-Massey is a reliable brand for the best vanilla extract because it has no additives like corn syrup or sugar. You’ll notice how much of a difference a pure vanilla extract can make to these easy homemade cookies. Quality ingredients are always the key to delivering the best flavor in cookie recipes. For a simple sugar cookie recipe like this one, you don’t need to chill the dough before baking. You can whip the ingredients and bake them straight away in the oven. However, if you happen to have used warm butter in this recipe, you might end up having flatter cookies. To avoid this, you can just pop the dough for about 20 minutes in the fridge to add firmness, and they will come out just right when you bake them.

This sugar cookie recipe will become your pride. Thank you to Ashton at Something Swanky recipe blog for sharing this delicious recipe for Amish Sugar Cookies AKA The Best Drop Sugar Cookies EVER. Do visit Ashton’s website for more dessert recipes. This soft sugar cookies recipe is a sweet treat everyone in the family will enjoy. Make them during the holidays and your friends and family will be thanking you!

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