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Recipe for the Holidays: Chewy Sugar Cookies

If you love to bake, you've probably got your baking pans and mixing bowl working overtime. Here are a few of my favorite cookie recipes from some of my favorite cooks and chefs.

Chewy Sugar Cookies

Total Time: 30 min

Prep time: 20 min

Cook time: 10 min

Result: 4 dozen cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons buttermilk
  • Sprinkles or colored sugar, for decorating

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.

In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Gradually blend in dry ingredients. Add enough of the buttermilk to moisten the dough and make it soft, not wet.

Roll rounded teaspoons of dough into balls and place on a ungreased cookie sheet. With a brush or fingers, moisten the top of each cookie with the remaining buttermilk and slightly flatten the top of each cookie. Sprinkle with raw sugar or colored sprinkles.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until slightly golden. Let stand for 2 minutes before removing to cool on a rack.

Recipe courtesy Linda McClure

Mary McFadden December 06, 2012 at 05:56 PM
How do you make the colored frosting on top? Do you have a recipe for that too?

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