I know today is Wordy Wednesday, and I am supposed to do a book review: and I’ll see if I can get one worked up for today. But I probably won’t. You see, I’ve been a little busy. We are having cool weather in this neck of the woods, so it is perfect weather for baking. Yesterday, I baked six loaves of bread (2 loaves of zucchini bread and 4 loaves of English muffin bread), baked ziti, and sugar cookies.
I wanted to make a Fourth of July dessert recipefor when we are with my husband’s family for the Fourth of July, so I looked at my Pinterest’s Fourth of July board, and most of my pins had berries or fruit involved. They looked so cute, but I definitely could not do those two days beforehand.
I found a pin that were cookies made from a cake mix, but the cake mix had to be 18 ounces, and mine were only 15 ounces. But as I looked at the idea, I thought, “Why couldn’t I do the same idea with my favorite sugar cookie recipe?” So that’s what I did! I already had a jar that had six different kinds of patriotic sprinkles from Aldi’s (I LOVE Aldi’s!), and so it was super easy!
As I was mixing up the dough with the help of my son, I decided it would also be cute to color the dough. So after I made the dough, I separated the dough into three equal parts and colored one part red and one part blue. Then I rolled the cookies, and Joshua rolled them in the sugar or sprinkles.
I thought it was also fun to take a little of all three colors and make cookies that were red, white, and blue. I was very happy with the end result, and the taste is a lot better than a cake box mix!
This recipe is my favorite Sugar Cookie Recipe–and normally I make it just like the recipe reads. I do not use this recipe to make cookies that you would cut out. I have a different sugar cookie dough recipe for that.
Recipe for Sugar Cookies
Cooking Time Required: 10-12 min. Preheat oven @ 350
- 11/2 cups sugar
- 1 cup butter, softened (I use real butter–when I use margarine, the cookies spread out a lot. Even with butter, I make sure it is soft enough to mix but not melted.
- 2 egg yolks (beat well)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Roll into balls and place on lightly greased cookie sheets. (I did not grease my sheets as they are non-stick cookie sheets.)
- Dip the bottom of a glass into a bowl of sugar and flatten cookies slightly with bottom of glass. ( I normally do this; but today, I did flatten very slightly with a glass, but no sugar.)
- Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes.