chewy sugar cookies

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!

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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 egg

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.

Add the buttermilk slowly, to moisten the dough and make it soft. You do not want it too wet.
Roll rounded teaspoons of dough into balls and place on silicone baking mat, parchment paper, or ungreased cookie sheet. Make sure the cookies are not too close to each other (we make this mistake often and end up with one very large cookie!). Dip a spoon into the remaining buttermilk and using the back of the spoon, slightly flatten the top of each cookie. Sprinkle with white or colored sugars. Another option is to roll the ball in the sugar prior to placing it on the cookie sheet (I prefer to do it this way).

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.

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2 responses to “chewy sugar cookies

  1. Love your family/food style blog. There is always a great story that goes with any meal and/or recipe, it’s fun to read about what’s happening in other kitchens.

    Thanks for sharing this recipe!! I have been looking for a good sugar cookie recipe, think I will try these soon!!

    Hope you’ll pop in from time to time to see what’s happening in our kitchen rezichfamilykitchen3.

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