One of my favorite things to bake? Sugar cookies.
I love a good sugar cookie. But I am a sugar cookie snob, they can’t be crunchy and crumble…they can’t be gritty…they have to be a light and fluffy, moist and soft, melt in your mouth, don’t even need frosting…that good of a sugar cookie.
The first time I made these for my son’s best friend’s wife? She took a bite, her eyes lit up and she said ” Oh my God, these are so good!!”, I smiled and nodded, because they are.
1 c. butter 4 c. flour
1 c. granulated sugar 2 tsp. cream of tartar
1/2 c. powdered sugar 1 tsp. soda
3 eggs 1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
Pre heat oven to 375.
Cream butter. Add sugar gradually, creaming until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Stir in vanilla. Whisk or sift together dry ingredients in a different bowel, then gradually add to the creamed mixture. Chill the dough for 3-4 hours. On a well floured surface, roll out dough to around 1/2 thick, cut out shapes. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 6-8 minutes.
You can frost them when they cool. They are great with a butter cream frosting and decorated at Christmas. If it’s summer you could make a lemon frosting, yum.