Soft and fluffy sugar cookies are the perfect treat for any occasion. Whether you’re baking for a special occasion or just want to enjoy a sweet snack, these cookies are sure to please. The best part is, they’re incredibly easy to make, so even novice bakers can whip up a batch in no time.
- 2 and 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- In a medium-sized bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
- Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, mixing until just combined.
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and place them on the prepared baking sheet. Flatten the balls slightly with your hand.
- Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes, or until they are lightly golden brown.
- Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 2-3 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
The key to making these cookies soft and fluffy is to use room-temperature butter and not overmix the dough. Overmixing the dough will cause the cookies to become tough and lose their soft texture.
These cookies are perfect for decorating, you can use icing and food color to make them more fancy and colorful. You can also add flavors like lemon zest or almond extract for a little twist.
These cookies are perfect for gift-giving, you can decorate them with frosting and give them as a sweet present to your friends and family. These cookies also make a great addition to any cookie platter or holiday treat plate.
Try this recipe and see how they turn out. They are sure to be a hit with anyone who tries them. Happy Baking!