I am sure that many of you are still on the hunt for the perfect sugar cookie and just like me you have tried many recipes and all the tricks to go along with them, especially when you refrigerate the dough before baking the cookies to prevent ‘spreading’ but somehow what entered the oven as a sharp, pointed Christmas tree, emerged as Frosty the Snowman. WHY!!!???!!!!!
I’m not going to lie, my favourite part about sugar cookies is eating them, i’m not a fan of decorating them, i’m pretty sure I have slight ADD and cannot do repetitive work for a long time, I get so bored all of a sudden that I feel like this even if it means checking the mail box:
So here are my 3 recipes, trialed over and over to make sure it wasn’t a stroke of good luck and they’re all pretty simple and easy to follow.
1. THE ‘FLAVOUR QUEEN’: All Recipes – Sugar Cookies
These cookies taste amazing and it’s the vanilla extract that really gives these their superior flavour. There is a slight crunchy exterior with a soft, faint, chewy interior. My mouth is actually watering just thinking about them. They don’t always hold their shape though, but you can roll them quite thinly and pick them up off your floured surface without it cracking or stretching. These were meant to be sharp, pointed Christmas trees but the flavour is enough for you not to care what they look like.
These cookies will hold their shape no matter what! Even if there’s crazy thunder and lightning during a perfectly sunny day that you think it’s an apocalypse; take these babies out of the oven and they are still in perfect shape. I’m not too fond of the taste and texture of these though, they taste like a plain, sweet biscuit and they’re pretty crunchy. Unfortunately I forgot to take photos before I cut the fondant and stuck it on but you can see how close to exact the fondant and the cookies are. If you’re making Christmas cookie ornaments, i’d say this is a perfect recipe for them.
3. THE ‘BEST OF BOTH WORLDS’: Sweetopia – Sugar Cookies
The title says it all about this one, if you want flavour and shape in one, this is your go to recipe! We recently used this recipe on our Flower Fairy (Images by CICELY MARY BARKER) Cookies.
If you give any of these a go this holiday season, let us know how it went for you or post pictures to the wall on our facebook page. Oh and Christmas is only 8 days away…HOLY FLIP WHERE DID THE YEAR GO!?!