In honor of Sugar Cookie Day, which was yesterday, I made some delicious sugar cookies from the Mrs. Fields Cookie Book. You can find the recipe after scrolling through some tips here. Since there isn’t a major holiday coming up, I decided to just make some simple cookies and not bother with cookie cutters. I used the rim of a plastic cup instead, which worked great and the cookies turned out perfect. Depending on the size of the cookies, this recipe should yield about 2-3 dozen cookies.
You Will Need:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup salted butter, softened
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Colored sugars, sprinkles, cookie icing, etc.
Step 1: In a medium bowl, combine flour and salt. Set aside.
Step 2: With an electric mixer in a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar at medium speed. Then, add the egg and vanilla until well incorporated, scraping the sides of the bowl occasionally.
Step 3: On a low speed, slowly pour in the rest of the flour mixture until dough just starts to form. Do not overmix.
Step 4: Form dough into a ball and flatten into a disk. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap or plastic storage bag. Refrigerate for 1 hour or overnight until firm.
Step 5: Preheat oven to 325°F. On a floured surface, roll out the dough to about a 1/4″ thickness. Cut dough with cookie cutters (or rim of cup). Place on ungreased cookie sheets lined with parchment paper. Decorate with sprinkles and/or colored sugars.
Step 6: Bake for 13-15 minutes, just before the cookies start to brown. Be careful that they don’t brown. Immediately transfer the cookies to a flat surface. Once cool, decorate with icing if desired.
Enjoy! Sugar cookies are a fun way to get others involved and to help with with your baking. Practically everyone can put sprinkles on a cookie and decorating is the second most fun part next to eating the cookies!