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*Aroma of baking, delicious goodies is spreading throughout the house* Mmmmm *licks lips* Yum! I can’t wait to sink my fangs in these little- you already did- um, well, sweets. Anywho, I’ve pretty much made this recipe to complete perfection, and what culinary student wouldn’t do that?! But these sugar cookies have simply been baked to the soft, chewy, delectable goodness a perfect cookie should be once baked. So, for those who’d like to try here’s my recipe:

Izzy’s Sugar Cookies:

  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup sugar (granulated)
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, soften
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Not 350? You’ll see why.

Sift flour into a large bowl. Sifting the flour will not only ensure there to be no clumps of flour in the dough making process, but I find it to give a lighter texture to the cookies after being baked. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt. In a seperate bowl, a medium sized one, combine butter and granulated sugar until well mixed. Add egg and vanilla extract to the creamed butter/sugar mixture.

Add butter mixture to flour mixture, mix well together until dough forms. You’ll get your hands dirty here, since you’ll have to finish forming the dough into a ball in the bowl. Dough should be nice and firm. Not falling apart as a dry crumb. Get a table spoon and spoon out 1 inch sized dough balls and place 2″ apart from each other on a buttered or sprayed on cookie sheet.

Bake cookies, at 325 degrees for 15 minutes. Now here’s my explanation as to why it is baked at 325 degrees. Baking at the usual temperature of 350 degrees is always the safe way to go, but nearly most of the time, it makes the cookies come out of the oven soft, but once cooled thery harden. Now, when baking it at 325 degrees, the cookies will bake to perfection, and when they cool they will stay nice, soft and chewy in the center with a lovely crust that doesn’t sink in nor become rock solid.

So, eat right when they pop out of the oven – that’s how I always eat them, yeah because you never can wait can you! Hey, I can wait, I just haven’t had one of these baby’s in a good span of 3 months. blah, blah, blah- -,.,-

Cookies in Progress:

 Tadaa! Finito. Sta cotta.

I hope these goodies come out to sweet perfection for just as they always do for me. Have fun.

Tons of Love Bites,

Izzy

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