my favorite sugar cookie {recipe}

heeey guys. :)
lately i've been searching a lot for new christmas recipes and stuff i can make for the holidays or put in my mums advent calendar... i think i found quite a few good recipes that are mostly pretty easy and look good and you know... creative. i kind of like to give something special put easy peasy made to my friends and family... 
of course you will find everything i try (and that actually works out and tastes good haha) here on my blog! :)
today i'm sharing an all time favorite with you: my favorite sugar cookie recipe! (grams recipe again, just to tell you - she's the best) 
everybody's making sugar cookies right now 'cause it's kind of the thing to start off with... you know, nobody wants to start all the baked apples, candy cane pies and ginger bread houses yet but sugar cookies is just fine to start push your christmas mood just a little but not too much to be exaggerating... i mean we still are in november... but fine. sugar cookies is an all time like... i mean i could eat them all year long haha!
however, now is the perfect time and here it is:

my favorite sugar cookie {recipe} (yields about 3 baking sheets of cookies)

  • 260g (2 1/3 cups) wheat flour (all purpose will work fine, too)
  • 155g (1 3/8 cup) granulated white sugar
  • 125g (1/2 cup + 1 more stick (or 2, if needed) butter or margarine (unsalted)
  • 1-2 tsp vanilla sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • a pinch of salt

stir butter in a bowl until smooth. add sugar, salt, vanilla sugar, vanilla extract and the egg. mix well using an electric beater.

in another bowl, mix flour and baking powder. now slowly add to the batter from step 1, stirring well.
the batter might be still a little sticky, then add a little more flour and let sit in the fridge for 1 hour.

preheat your convection oven to 190°C.
spread out some flour, roll out the batter as thin as you wish your cookies to be. using cookie cutters, make differently shaped cookies and place on a cookie sheet. repeat until you have no batter left (make sure to use enough flour so it won't be too sticky) and you will have about 3 sheets of cookies.

bake for ~10 minutes. don't let them get too brown! they will be hard, dry and taste burned. when they look fresh and yellow, maybe a little brown at the edges, they're best!
allow them to cool down.

if you like, you can melt some chocolate to decorate the cookies with. i always use vanilla and milk chocolate. you can melt it in the oven, it won't burn as quickly as it will in the microwave. then - using a brush - decorate the cookies and add some sprinkles, smarties or brittle (that's reeeeally yummy!)

aaaand TADAAAA: not too much christmas-y christmas sugar cookies that won't taste too sweet but really good (even without the decoration). 

xoxo, vanessa. :)

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