I stopped buying cookies years ago and things have to get pretty desperate for us to reach for a package of Chips Ahoy or Oreos, although I’ll admit that sometimes my oldest just has to have Oreos. Maybe 1 day I’ll try my hand at those.
Until then I have 2 go to cookies that never fail. The best part about both is that they are fully customizable. Today I’m sharing my super simple soft sugar cookie recipe. Cookies are fairly straight forward already – mix the wet, add the dry, drop, & bake. These are super simple because there is no “method” to the mix – no mix this 1st, then that, then the other, now add that. In fact, they remind me of the commercials where the kids are baking cookies and get flour all over the kitchen. So simple the kids can make them.
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 3/4 cup flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
Preheat the oven to 350°.
Mix the butter, sugars, eggs, & vanilla well.
Mix the flour, salt, & baking powder in a separate bowl, then add to the wet mixture and combine well.
Drop by the teaspoon onto cookie sheet, bake for 7 – 10 minutes. Pile ’em up and enjoy!
- I bake for 7 minutes because I like a chewy cookie. Bake longer if you like them more crisp.
- Sprinkle with colored sugar, powdered sugar, or cinnamon sugar. You could even make icing for them.
- These can also be used to make shaped cookies with a cookie press, or cookie cutters (after refrigeration).
- If you’re not going to use all of the batter right away, roll it up in wax paper or a large plastic storage bag (I like these from IKEA) & stick it in the fridge or freezer to use later. I love this method because you can cut them like the store bought cookies OR bring them to room temperature and scoop or squeeze them from the bag.
I can never keep enough cookies in the Green house especially at Christmas. We’ve been baking almost everyday for the last week and still there is only 1 tray of cookies. We never make it to tip #4, unless I’m baking late and can’t be bothered to finish for the night. This Christmas I’m trying to make enough to share; but if I can’t share the actual cookies, I can at least share the recipe!