This sugar cookie recipe is the very foundation of all those cool cookie decoration masterpieces. There are a lot (and I mean a lot!) of sugar cookie recipes out there, and I find this one as the most comfortable and easy-to-follow. This simple chewy sugar cookie recipe will save you from all the complicated steps and give you the exact sugar cookie you are looking for.
How To Make A Super Simple Chewy Sugar Cookie Recipe
Jump Start Your Cookie Decorating Dreams With This Basic Sugar Cookie Recipe That Is Toothsome and Chewy!
Sugar cookies are fun to prepare on different occasions because you get to cut them into shapes and decorate them all the dainty details according to the party theme you will need them for. Last year, I attempted to make sugar cookies for my daughter’s birthday party, and they just came out as solid and a bit crispy. Not exactly the kind of texture I was looking for.
This year, I found this perfect sugar recipe that gives out a chewy bite to it. Sugar cookies are not only perfect during special celebrations, you can prepare it even during weekend breaks with your kids.
So, check out this awesome recipe from Cookies Cupcakes and Cardio.
- 3 cups of All Purpose Flour
- 3/4 cup of Butter (At room temperature)
- 1 Egg
- 1 tsp of Vanilla Extract
- 3 tbsp of Whipped Cream
- 1 tsp of Almond Extract
- 1 1/2 Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 cup of Granulated Sugar
- Marble Rolling Pin (any kind rolling pin will do)
- Fondant Mat or Pasty Mat (optional)
- Cookie Cutter (any size or shape will do)
- Baking Tray
- Parchment Paper cut-to-fit the Baking Tray
PART I Making the sugar cookie dough
1. Combine butter, sugar, and egg
First, you make the butter nice and fluffy before adding the sugar. While whipping, add the sugar in with the butter. And then add the egg.
2. Scrape down the mixture
Before going to the next step, make sure you scrape down the sides and put them in the center. Then you can start whipping again.
3. Add the vanilla, almond extract, and the whipping cream
Whip them all up until they are nice and combined. When they are nice, light and fluffy, you add the last 3 ingredients.
4. Add flour with salt and baking powder
You may place 1/3 of the flour and then alternate with the salt. Then pour in the next third of the flour. Add in the baking powder. Then pour in the rest of the flour, changing the whipping speed to low.
5. Whip at low speed until it lumps
Observe when it turns to lumps.as you continue to whip. If it is pulling off from the bottom of the bowl, then the sugar cookie dough is ready to go!
6. Pack and chill
Divide the dough into half and make 2 discs out of them. Spread out the plastic wrapper over the surface and start wrapping your dough nice and tight. Chill for about 1 & 1/2 hours to 2 hours.
Note: Right before you bring out your chilled dough, pre-heat your oven for about 400 ºF.
PART II – Rolling out the dough
1. Prepare your rolling area
Sprinkle the excess flour over the rolling surface and spread it with your hand. Roll your roller as well over the flour.
Tip: The reason why they are popped to the freezer is for them to become nice and firm and easier to manage.
2. Flatten your dough
Once the surface is ready, place the first disc. Flatten with a rolling pin. Here, Jen is using a marble rolling pin to easily push the cookie dough down the surface.
3. Cut the dough with a cookie cutter
Make sure that the thickness of the rolled dough is about 1/4 of an inch. Cut the dough with the cookie cutter / shaper. Transfer to the baking pan with the spatula to avoid damaging the shape.
Tip: Crunch the excess dough back together and flatten again with the rolling pin.
PART III – Baking the cut-out cookie doughs
Place in the pre-heat oven for about 6 – 8 minutes. Note that 6-minute mark to see if they are nice and brown. Let them cool for a couple of minutes on the cooling rack. Then store, serve or decorate!
Tip: To get the chewiness, get them out of the oven a little early.
Special Tip: When you underbake them slightly, they will turn out to have a nice, soft center.
Giving out some love to Jen from this Cookies Cupcakes and Cardio video who showed us this easy-to-follow yummy Sugar Cookie Recipe:
One of the possibilities when decorating your sugar cookies is decorating them with frosting, sprinkling plain white granulated sugar, or even much lovelier, some dyed sugar. You can either buy dyed sugar from the market, or dye your own sugar to get the exact color that you want.
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