Sunday, January 4, 2009

The Ultimate Cookie Recipe is mine! Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha!

My sister, Amanda, asked me over a year ago to post the ultimate cookie recipe. But I could not because I did not have it. The ultimate sugar cookie would:

1. Taste good and not taste like baking soda.

2. Not require to be refrigerated before rolling (I do not have time for such nonsense.)

3. Not be too soft and sticky when rolled out. (all recipes I have tried were to soft, even after hours of useless refrigerating)

4. Be easy to transfer from the rolling surface.

5. Retain its size and shape when baked and not melt or spread.

I HAVE DISCOVERED THE RECIPE which meets all 5 of these criteria

Here it is: the ultimate sugar cookie

3 sticks (1 1/2 cups) salted butter
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
4 teaspoons of vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour (I was successful using 1 cup whole wheat flour and 2 unbleached flour)

Cream butter in an electric mixer set at medium speed.
Add powdered sugar and beat until smooth.
Add vanilla and mix until creamy.
Scrape bowl.
Add flour and mix at low speed until thoroughly mixed.

Roll out on a floured surface to 1/4 inch thick and cut out.

Place on and ungreased cookie sheet

Notice how even this intricate MOOSE cookie shape did not distort when I picked it up and placed it on the cookie sheet!!

and bake at 325 degrees for 16-18 minutes
or until firm.

Note how they did not melt or spread during baking.

These cookies are crispy when baked for the full 18 minutes. If you like them softer, bake them for less time.

This recipe also works great as the crust for Fruit Pizza


  1. I'll have to try those out sometime! Thanks for posting the recipe! :-)

  2. Moose and trout cookies! I'm so jealous!

  3. Moose and trout cookies! I'm so jealous!

  4. Where did you get that moose cookie cutter?! Jealousy!!!! Although I did get some sweet cookie cutters in the last apron swap from Australia. There's a koala, a shape of Australia, a kangaroo, and a crocodile. I must try them out!

  5. The MOOSE and SALMON cookie cutters were given to me by my sister-in-law Linda. She brought them back to me from her cruise to Alaska. I watched her three girls for a week in August while she and her husband watched whales and icebergs.

    Katie--the Aussie cutters sound sweeet.