In yesterday’s post, my daughter described how she decided to make buttermilk biscuits because she had leftover buttermilk after making sugar cookies. Well, only makes sense to include that cookie recipe now!
I was going to ask her to write about the sugar cookies as she did for the biscuits, but this week she’s very busy studying for mid-term exams. It’s because of those exams that she made these cookies yesterday. What better way to take a break from studying history (not her favorite subject) than to get messy in the kitchen and have the house smell sweet and delicious? And then there’s the part of having a plate of cookies nearby as you get back to studying.
This recipe came from Food Network’s website. It states that this recipe won 2nd place. Because these cookies are soooo good, we’re actively searching for the recipe that won 1st place. Those must be amazing!
Chewy Sugar Cookies
2 3/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3-4 tablespoons buttermilk
additional white sugar or colored sugar, for decorating
Heat oven to 375F.
In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda and baking powder. Set aside.
In large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla.
Gradually add dry ingredients.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until slightly golden. We prefer the lower end of this estimate … they turn out so chewy and melt-in-your-mouth delicious!
Let stand for 2 minutes before removing from cookie sheets to a rack to cool.