It’s 2023 and the dream of the perfect sugar cookie has not changed. We all want the same thing: a soft and sweet cookie with the perfect amount of sugar. As a journalist, I have tried countless recipes in the pursuit of the perfect sugar cookie, and I am pleased to share my findings with you. The best recipe I have found is one that is easy to make and yields delicious results.
The ingredients for this sugar cookie recipe are simple and easy to find. You will need:
- 2 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preparing Your Dough
The first step to making the perfect sugar cookie is to prepare your dough.
In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract until well combined. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until a soft dough forms.
Rolling Out the Dough
Once you have prepared your dough, it is time to roll it out.
Lightly flour your work surface and roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness. Dip your cookie cutters in flour and cut out your desired shapes. Place the cookies on a lightly greased baking sheet.
Baking the Cookies
Bake the cookies at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes. The cookies should be lightly browned around the edges. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Once your cookies are cooled, it is time to give them the finishing touches.
If you wish, you can decorate the cookies with icing, sprinkles, or other decorations. You can also drizzle them with melted chocolate or dip them in a glaze. If you prefer plain sugar cookies, you can simply leave them as is.
The Perfect Sugar Cookie
So there you have it: the perfect sugar cookie recipe for 2023! With this recipe, you can easily make delicious sugar cookies that are sure to please. So go ahead and give it a try – I promise you won’t be disappointed. As the song says: “I want candy, I want candy, I want sugar cookies, I want it all!”