Good Ol’ Basic Sugar Cookies

My bf is picky…oh man if  he is! All he wants to eat is salty Chinese style soups…which yeah, are tasty but COME ON MAN! Give me a break here! I need to bake and experiment with new recipes all the time and I cannot, I repeat, I CANNOT, eat all I cook by myself!…for some obvious reasons…

When last Friday he asked me to make him sugar cookies I jumped out of the chair, ran in the kitchen and started baking…I was the happiest girl on earth…and trust me, I really was!

Sugar cookies are delicious and simple and delicious and sweet and crumbly and delicious and…I don’t know what else to say…They are just divine!

Let’s bake baby 😉

Ingredients (for about 30 cookies):

  • 1-1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Frosting

In a bowl place butter and sugar

beat until fluffy

Add the egg and vanilla extract

mix well

Mix flour and baking powder and slowly add it to the butter/egg/sugar mixture

Beat until you have a smooth dough

Wrap the dough into plastic wrap and refrigerate till you get a firm roll (I kept mine in the fridge for about 2 hours).

On a floured surface roll out the dough to a thickness of 1/4 inch (1 cm)

With a floured cookie cutter cut out the desired shapes…I picked this flour shape cutter…cute, isn’t it?

Place the cookies on a baking sheet and refrigerate for about 20-30 min. This will firm the dough preventing the cookies from losing their shape.

Bake at 190 C for about 8-10 min

Let’ em cool down then spread each cookie with vanilla frosting…I was too lazy to make my own frosting so I used the Betty Crocker’s one.

And here they are…

Let’s give them a closer look

Let’s give them an even closer look….

Oooooh, my little babies 🙂

One cookie provides:

  • Calories: 65
  • Fat: 3.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.6 g
  • Protein: 0.7 g

About the author:

An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.