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Video: How to Make Sugar Cookies

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Not just for Christmas or Halloween, sugar cookies are so easy to make, they’re the perfect cookie for any time of year. In this video, you’ll learn a few tips that will make your sugar cookies the best ever. You’ll get tips for choosing the right size of eggs to use in your batter, learn how long to combine ingredients, discover a great way to prepare the dough for baking, and more. Get tips for decorating your cookies—or enjoy them deliciously plain! Get top-rated recipes for sugar cookies.

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Laurie L. Serak 
Feb. 28, 2014 3:06 pm
I agree with the comments about the baking powder......overpowering. I was so disappointed b/c they look so pretty!!!!
 
Anne 
Dec. 22, 2013 2:27 pm
The batter was easy to roll out and a perfect consistency for cookie cutting and decorating. The cookies look beautiful, but unfortunately the taste leaves something to be desired. The bitter taste of 2 teaspoons of baking powder is overpowering, even with sweet icing and sprinkles. We bake a lot, followed the recipe very carefully, and were disappointed not to taste the sweet buttery goodness of a sugar cookie.
 
BROOKE H 
Dec. 7, 2013 4:48 pm
These cookies are great! I have been looking for a great sugar cookie recipe and this one definitely hits the spot. The dough was moist enough to roll out. Sprinkle with flour as you go along and then they easily cut out. I also live at low altitude and looking at some of the other comments, this could be a factor. Taste was amazing and icing spruced them up perfectly. I added 1/4 teaspoon if lemon extract instead of almond extract. Overall perfect for any occasion:)
 
pissedofbaker 
Dec. 1, 2013 1:16 pm
These cookes turned out awful. I followed everything on here. Including the view of the video. I am a baker-this turned out disgusting. The dough was dry, crumby, and the cookies didn't taste like anything. I think you were wrong with th eggs, and flour measurements.
 
bfergi 
Jul. 29, 2013 1:27 pm
Does anyone know how to make the sugar cookies that are thick almost cake like? I was told it had something to do with using buttermilk.
 
cassie080801 
Feb. 9, 2013 6:58 am
Try it without asking extract and without confectioners sugar.use normal sugar
 
SkittleDizzel 
Dec. 23, 2012 6:12 am
What's the difference between this sugar cookies than the other one "http://allrecipes.com/video/624/the-best-rolled-sugar-cookies/detail.aspx?prop24=RD_VideoTipsTricks" ?
 
Pam 
Dec. 21, 2012 9:15 am
Sugar cookie recipe: Preheat oven to 375°. mixer bowl together 1 cup softened butter cups, 1 1/2 cup confectioner sugar, 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, half a teaspoon of almond extract, and 1 egg until well mixed. in a second Mixing bowl, whisk together, 3 cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon of cream of tartar and quarter teaspoon of salt. Stir just to combine. Mix the two bowls together. Divide the dough in half. Cover an refrigerate for half an hour. On a floured surface Roll the dough to quarter-inch thickness, next dip cookie-cutter In to flour an cut into desired shapes. placed them on lightly greased or parchment lined baking sheet, separate them by about an inch. next sprinkle the shapes with granulated or colored sugar, then bake at 375° oven for 7 to 8 minutes until the edges are light brown. Remove the cookies from baking sheet and cool on wire rack. This recipe makes about 4 to 5 dozen cookies.
 
Bakin' 
Dec. 19, 2012 8:02 am
I've made this once at low altitude, and it came out perfectly. But when I made it at high altitude, the dough wasn't exactly friendly. So I am going to try it again with the suggestion below (using 2 1/2 cups of flower) to see if it doesn't yeild a more pliable cookie.
 
aggiebugz 
Dec. 18, 2012 1:15 pm
i tried them for the first time today, i did exactly like the video... except i found my dough fell apart after i took it out of the fridge, where did i go wrong?
 
 
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