Saturday, November 15, 2014

The best sugar cookie recipe

I know I'm a little prone to hyperbole, even though I despise it because I know tastes are so subjective...
a big BUT...
These sugar cookies are life changing.

I have a long history with sugar cookies.
Both of my Grandmothers, and even Tony's Nana, made really good sugar cookies.
My Dad's Mom made an unfrosted version, they were on the crispier side and she would package them in tins with wax paper separating each layer of cookies, I ate a lot of them growing up and finally got the recipe from my aunt a few years ago and the title of the recipe was "Grandma Starnaman's Sour Cream cookies," which must have been my great grandmother.  My Mom's mom also made sugar cookies, especially at Christmastime, or at least that's when I remember having them.  Hers were cutout cookies and frosted and soft and also very yummy.  Then, in high school, our cafeteria served these divine, frosted, sugar cookies, which I would love to have the recipe for, but don't.  So, when I started looking to America's Test Kitchen for recipes, I thought I'd try their sugar cookie and Lucy asked if I would bring them to school for her birthday treat.  Perfect timing.

I made these with Mel's Magical Frosting, which is my favorite all purpose frosting.  The combination is wonderful, but I think I prefer them unfrosted, and that's something, I love frosting.  These cookies are soft on the inside and crispy on the outside and just the right amount of sweetness.

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