mmmm.... chewy sugar cookies! :) I despise crunchy cookies so would love to see your chewy sugar cookies :)
So glad there's another "crunchy sugar cookie hater" out there! =D Seriously though, those super crunchy sugar cookies that are coated in colored, sparkly sprinkles from the grocery store make me want to gag! ICK! (And don't you think they lave the weirdest taste in your mouth?? Bleh.)
I can't tell you how many different sugar cookie recipes I've tried. Some have called for mayo, sour cream, cream cheese, cream of tartar...you name it, I've probably tried it, all in an effort to make the "perfect" chewy sugar cookie. And I was always, always disappointed. Some failed miserably, while others were just, "okay."
Last Christmas I was mixing up the dough for my chocolate chip cookies (which are so chewy and wonderful!) when it finally hit me, "Why not just alter the recipe to make sugar cookies??" Wish this thought had occurred to me sooner...could have saved my family from being sugar cookie guinea pigs!!
Well, I tried my idea and it actually worked! They were chewy and delicious...Woo-hoo! Plus they are simple with no weird ingredients required! =) Here's how you make them:
Chewy Sugar Cookies:
1 cup of butter (melted)
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 cups all purpose flour
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
sugar (optional for rolling)
1. Melt butter and pour over sugar. Mix well.
2. Add vanilla and eggs and mix.
3. Add flour, baking soda and salt. (I don't mix them up in a separate bowl...guess I'm a slacker!) Mix well.
4. Shape dough into balls and roll in sugar. (Or sprinkles, or even cinnamon sugar!)
5. Bake @ 375 for about 7-8 minutes. Don't over bake, I repeat DO NOT OVER BAKE!
6. Cool for about a minute on the baking sheet before removing.
After they are cool you can devour them immediately, ice them, dip them in chocolate or whatever your little heart desires! (I made some the other day with peppermint icing and sprinkles...delish!)
Are you done with all your baking? And I must know...are you a crunchy or chewy sugar cookie lover?