Monday, December 14, 2009

The Best Sugar Cookie Recipe Ever!

I love a good sugar cookie, and well personally I don't like buying store bought cookie dough. Now don't you get mad Pillsbury. Your sugar cookie dough is fabulous but I like doing things the old fashion way. From scratch.

Believe it or not I had a really hard time finding "the perfect recipe". Some turned too hard, and some ended up more like a biscuit (in size and texture! YUCK). But last year was the year! I happened to stumble upon it here.

Ortner's Cut Out Cookie
1cup Butter
1cup Sugar
1tsp vanilla
2.5cups flour

Cream butter, sugar, and vanilla. Beat in egg. Add flour and slowly mix. Chill for 2hrs and roll thin. Bake at 350degrees for 8min.

1. I never chill it. I'm spontaneous. And in my house it is completely unacceptable to have to wait 2+hours for a cookie. I just use lots of flour when rolling and cutting so it will not stick.
2. Use your judgment for baking time. My oven is wacky.
3. Decorate how you see fit. You could ice but we always use sprinkles.


Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

yeah, waiting is unacceptable in OUR house too, girl!! LOL

cupcake studio said...

Mmm, those sound awesome! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Yum!! Thanks for stopping by my blog today!!

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

I'm taking your word on this - I've already bookmarked it! Looks easy, too! Thanks for sharing. :)

Jen Kershner said...

Okay, This is going on my list and we're trying these this week. Thanks for the recipe as I always seem to be scrambling at the last minute to find a sugar cutout cookie recipe. Your a lifesaver. Hope you're enjoying your snow!