Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Chewy Sugar Cookies!

My kids love sugar cookies and so do I! These are wonderful, chewy sugar cookies..the trick is not to bake them too long or they'll come out crisp instead of chewy! Try them you'll love them :)

Amazing Sugar Cookies

2 3/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon course salt

1 cup butter, softened (I nuke 2 sticks for about 30 seconds)
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 egg
2 tablespoons buttermilk
colored sugar crystals for the tops (be creative! we used blue and red mixed together)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and set aside. Cream the butter and sugar together. Add the egg and vanilla. Then gradually add  dry ingredients to butter mixture. Finally add the buttermilk once the dough starts to come together. Use a cookie dough scoop and then drop one side of the dough ball into the sugar crystals, then slightly press down onto an un-greased cookie sheet. Bake for 7 minutes. Make sure not to over bake!

Enjoy ;)