"This is a family favorite sugar cookie recipe handed down to me from my mom. When my husband was deployed to Iraq, he was always excited to receive a box of these in the mail. I always make sure to watch these closely and take them out of the oven before they brown. If they brown, they will end up too hard and crunchy." — Rochelle
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cream of tartar
white sugar, for rolling
If it wasn't for the fact that I'm this recipe's first reviewer it would suffice to simply say, "Mmmmm," and add that Hubs remarked that this was "A five" - virtually unheard of. So I'll expand and say that not only were these made in no time, they were soft and tender with that characteristic sandy texture so familiar in cookies where cream of tartar is one of the ingredients. I HATE rolling out sugar cookies and these had the advantage of turning out perfectly round, perfect for decorating. I glazed them with "Shiny Cookie Icing," also from this site, before decorating them for Halloween. I'm very pleased.
Great comfort cookie...especially tasty while still warm!
This is my favorite sugar cookie recipe from this site. I don't usually make any recipe that only has a few reviews but I'm glad I did! I was looking for the perfect soft cookie recipe and I found it. The first time I made them I followed the recipe exactly and they turned out very tasty but the texture was a little off. There were a lot of holes in them so the second time I made them I mixed the vanilla extract in with the wet ingredients and then sifted all of the dry ingredients together well in a separate bowl and then blended it all together with an electric mixer. They turned out perfect! Sugary sweet and soft. Make sure you take them out of the oven before they brown so you get a soft cookie! This is my go to sugar cookie recipe now.
This was a great cookie! I had some dehydrated cranberries sitting around, and by adding some to the batter, the tartness of the cranberries helped douse the sweetness of the cookie. I will definitely be using these for my party tomorrow!
Very delicious! I have made them for 2 events and they turned out great each time. If I were to change one thing though, it would be to take them out of the oven just 1 or 2 minutes earlier, but they are great either way!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Cracked Sugar Cookies
Serving Size: 1/36 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 36
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 54
These sugar cookies stay puffy and moist even when cool.
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So easy to make, sugar cookies make perfect treats any time of year!