The Very Best Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies

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This is a lovely soft sugar cookies recipe from The Domestic Rebel, which is a great baking web site that you should check out. This easy homemade cookies recipe makes The Best Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies. This might sound like a challenge to some long time bakers who think that their soft sugar cookies recipe is the best sugar cookie recipe out there. 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 aim a little lower, perhaps, and just be glad of this great recipe that we can make for our kids tonight. People 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 people 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. This recipe includes butter, flour, granulated sugar and powdered sugar as well so you can be sure that these cookies will satisfy your sweet tooth. Easy homemade cookies like these have been made for decades if not centuries by home chefs and commercial chefs alike. You can even find pre made cookie dough for sugar cookies now too, so you don't even have to measure and mix any ingredients yourself. But with yummy cookies recipes like this one, you don't even need to bother with the premade dough. You can make these easy homemade cookies in a flash. 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 and why not add a little bit of creativity to them? You can make up some different coloured icings that you can spread on top after the cookies have baked and then cooled enough. You can also make different shapes with cookie cutters if you want something a bit more festive. You can add on some fin sprinkles and different candies that suit your mood as well. Decorating the cookies once they are baked and cooled is a great activity for little ones to do as well. They can put whatever kind of icing they like on their cookie and really have some fun decorating with the sprinkles and such. Thank you to Hayley from The Domestic Rebel food blog for this awesome sugar cookies recipe. Make sure you check out more of Hayley's great recipes out on her pretty website and try out some of your favourites.*

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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