Happy Galentine’s Day! Today I’m getting into the spirit of the holiday and baking some soft, chewy, adorable sugar cookies for my girlfriends! This is such a sweet gift with a personal touch since you can customize the decorations for each person. Plus after they taste these sweet treats, they are guaranteed to be a hit that they expect for years to come!
1 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup of sugar
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon water (a bit more if needed)
3 cups flour.
TIP: If you want your cookies chewy and soft, you can add an additional few tablespoons for flour ….. I added 3 extra tablespoons to mine.
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
¼ t salt
Cream butter, sugar, and vanilla.
Add egg and water. Beat until light and fluffy.
In a new bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Sift together.
Blend dry mixture into creamed mixture, divide dough in half. Wrap each half in plastic wrap and chill for one hour.
When you are ready to roll your dough, make sure and flour your working surface. If your dough feels too sticky, add a little bit of flour. If your dough seems to dry, add a tiny bit of water and kneed. Roll your dough on the floured surface with a rolling pin (or if you don’t have a rolling pin, like me, a bottle of champagne works great too!) Roll it out to about a quarter inch thick.
Bake at 375 degrees for 6-8 minutes. Watch them carefully. Take out of the oven before edges turn brown.
Start with 2 cups of powdered sugar. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 tablespoon melted butter. Stir in teaspoons of milk one at a time until you reach desired consistency. Add food coloring to get desired colors! Put in a piping bag (or a ziplock bag) cut the corner and start icing!