Just in time for Valentine's Day. These sugar cookies are simple and delicious making them simply delicious. Haha! Yeah, I'm a dork like that.
Sugar cookies are my favorite cookie. The only catch is they must be soft and chewy. I am not a fan of hard, crunchy cookies. I've been making these sugar cookies for quite a few years. I usually make a bunch and freeze them. They are a nice treat to pull out when you have unexpected company or when you need to quiet a sweet tooth monster within yourself.
In preparation of the upcoming Day of Love, I made pink heart-shaped cookies. That's another fun thing about these cookies... you can add food coloring and cut them into any shape you'd like. Fun, fun, fun.
Sweetheart Sugar Cookies
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 tsp vanilla
red food coloring
heart-shaped cookie cutter
white sugar crystals
Preheat oven to 375 and line cookie sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
Combine flour, soda and powder. In a separate bowl, cream together sugar, vanilla and softened butter. Add egg to sugar mixture and mix well. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture in small amounts (add a little, mix, add a little, mix, etc.). Once everything is mixed together add a few drops of food coloring.
Roll out the dough and put that cookie cutter to work. Sprinkle sugar crystals on each cookie.
Bake for 10ish minutes. Do not over-bake these cookies. I pull them out of the oven while they are slightly under-baked. Use a cookie spatula to wiggle them from their spots, but leave them on the cookie sheet for a minute or two before moving them to a cooling rack.
Lastly, eat and enjoy!