The Best Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies

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This recipe from The Domestic Rebel, a great baking web site (you should check it out)! This recipe that makes The Best Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies. Them’s likely fightin’ words for some bakers. Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies is just one of those recipes where bakers can (and do!) have huge bake-offs to see whose culinary skill and expertise really reigns supreme. That is because Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies are a deceptively simple cookie recipe where the flavor, because it is “vanilla,” requires supreme blending, a balance of ingredients, and perfect oven timing in order for these cookies to offer the magical flavor that makes them so popular. That may not sound so difficult, but for professional bakers, these considerations are penultimate markers of true culinary skill. And they fight hard for recognition of their success (croissants are another of those basic foods where bakers battle for recognition).

Here, we can shoot a little lower, perhaps, and just be glad of this great recipe that we can make for our kids tonight. I like Old Fashioned Cookies precisely because they are a simple cookie with straightforward flavor. The cookie is light colored and covered with sugar that makes them finger licking good, something I always enjoy in a cookie. The sugar always provides plenty of chewing texture, another plus in a cookie. That crunch, against the slightly soft middle of the cookie itself, is delightful. For a simple cookie, there is plenty to attract and keep your palette interested. And, best perhaps, these cookies are delicious with coffee or tea and make perfect dunking cookies. For that reason alone, make up a batch to try!

Make these cookies in the big batch that is provided, and roll and freeze some of the dough to make as you want. Roll the dough into a long round loaf and just cut off the number of cookies that you want to make. That way, you can have fresh cookies whenever the mood hits, in just a few minutes. Enjoy these lovely cookies soon.

Nutrition Facts for: The Very Best Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies from The Domestic Rebel
Ingredients: Butter, oil, sugar, vanilla, eggs,baking soda, cream of tartar, salt, all purpose flour.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 24 servings.* Per Serving: Calories 284, Calories from Fat 156, Total Fat 17.3g 27%, Saturated Fat 6.2g 31%, Cholesterol 34mg 11%, Sodium 209mg 9%, Potassium 53mg 2%, Carbohydrates 29.9g 10%, Dietary Fiber 0.6g 2%, Sugars 13.4g, Protein 2.8g, Vitamin A 5%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 1%, Iron 6%

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