So I normally use SweetAmb's orange vanilla spice as my normal decorated cookie, but I've realized that some people can be a bit picky about the cardamom and orange. Her recipe has changes to make it a regular sugar cookie and I'm not a huge fan of it. I've never really found a recipe that I've fallen in love with. I was wondering if anyone had a tried and true roll out sugar recipe that's not too crunchy and not too doughy. Something great for decorating. A sugar cookie is a sugar cookie is a sugar cookie, but I'd really like to find something that blows the boring sugar cookie out of the water.
I don't bake cookies, just wanted to say I love your name :-)
I like this one a lot, it is buttery and not too sweet. I roll it out the thickness of 2 paint stirers and it is nice and sturdy not doughy. I do mostly fancy cookies, Italian macaroons, wedding cookies, pecan squares etc, but I like to haves a cookie I can decorate with icing for the kids, that taste good and is easy to work with this one fits the bill. Lots of good Ideas and help with technique on this site.
I just realized that I did not include the link LOL http://www.glorioustreats.com/2010/03/making-sugar-cookies-recipe-and-tips.html
You can use that recipe without cardamom and use cinnamon. You can use that recipe without the orange, and make it vanilla, lemon, or almond.
Haha Thank you!
I use sweet sugar belle recipe. Never found a person who didn't like it!! And the cookies last forever, easily 2 weeks
And you can just add extra vanilla extra or vanilla paste to punch up the "vanillay" flavor.