How to Make Sugar Cookies – Easy Sugar Cookies Recipe

How to Make Sugar Cookies – Easy Sugar Cookies Recipe

How to Make Sugar Cookies – Easy Sugar Cookies
Recipe Hello and welcome back to In the Kitchen with
Matt, I am your host Matt Taylor. Today I am going to show you how to make sugar
cookies. Mmm, sugar cookies are really yummy, perfect
for the holidays, I had a request to make a show on sugar cookies, so here we go, let’s
make some sugar cookies. Really easy to do, if I can do it, you can
do it, Let’s get started. First let’s preheat our oven to 350 degrees. Next what we are going to do is take our butter,
this is softened butter, 1 cup, and then we are going to take our one cup of sugar, put
that in there, and then let’s go ahead and cream these together, with a mixer. Scrape the sides, now let’s add our extract,
one and a half tsp of vanilla extract, add our one large egg, let’s mix that. Scrape the sides, grab our flour, 3 cups of
flour, we are going to add 2 tsp. of baking powder. We will whisk this together real well. Okay great. Let’s go back to our mixture here. Now we are going to add the flour a little
bit at a time. Scrape the sides, add some more flour, it
is going to start to get a lot thicker, add some more flour, more flour, and we want to
add some more flour, and it is going to start to get really thick, but we want to just keep
adding that flour until we get it all in there. Okay, we will just add the rest of it, we
are good to go, and we are going to take off our beaters, set that mixer aside. I am going to go ahead and push this down. Now what we are going to do, just scrape this
down a little bit. Come in with our hands, and just get it all
together. Just push it all together. Okay we are just squishing it all together,
compacting it all together a little bit, okay and it will get nice and smooth, okay once
it comes all together like this, now at this point you can refrigerate the dough, it is
not necessary, if you are not going to use it all right away, go ahead and refrigerate
your left overs. Get a little bit of flour, I just have a little
bit of flour over here in a bowl, I am going to get my surface all nice and dusted over
here. And I am going to take about half of this
at a time to roll out. Just kind of push it down, where there are
little cracks, makes sure there is flour on your rolling pin, and you can roll it out
as thick as you want, um, fairly thick works nice, about a fourth of an inch. All right let’s get our cookies cutters; I
am using a Christmas cooking one, go ahead and push it down, and wiggle it a little bit,
and pull it up. All right once you have them all cut there,
you just kind of peel away the sides, get all the dough out from the cut-outs, and then
you just clump all the remaining dough together and roll it out again. And then you can use a spatula here to pick
up a cookie, and put it on your cookie sheet, now I am using an artisan mat, I really love
artisan mats, you can use parchment paper if you like, I really like the artisan mat,
they are reusable they last a really long time, if you want to pick some up, I will
put a link down below where you can get them, really awesome, highly recommend artisan mat. And now our cookies are ready to go in the
oven, we are going to bake these at 350 degrees for 6 to 8 minutes, if you leave them in a
little bit longer they will get more crispy. Okay if you are going to save your dough for
later, just go ahead and take some plastic wrap, and just cover it, flatten it out a
little bit, and just cover it like that, and then go ahead and throw that in the refrigerator. Okay after 6 to 8 minutes go ahead and take
them out of the oven, they may or may not be brown on the edges, if you want them to
be really crispy cookies, go ahead and leave them in a little longer, and then what we
do is we let them sit on the cookie sheet for 5 to 10 minutes, they will stiffen up,
then go ahead and transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely, before decorating
them. All right now it is time to decorate our cookies,
I am going to make an icing. I have one cup of powdered sugar, I have 2
to 2.5 tablespoons of milk, and I have ? tsp of vanilla. Now this first icing I am going to just leave
white, and I am going to use it as a border to go outlined the cookies, and I am going
to put the icing in one of these squeeze bottles, these work really really well, you can use
a piping back if you want, I really like these squeeze bottles, reusable you just rinse them
out, I will throw a link down below if you want to pick these up as well, pretty cheap. Okay so I am going to first add not all of
my milk, I am going to add about 2 of the tablespoons first, and add in my vanilla extract,
half of a tsp., you can use whatever flavor of extract you want, and with a fork just
go in here and mix it together, in fact I am going to leave it like this, and I am not
going to add that extra milk, because I like the thickness as is, just like that, grab
a funnel here, and we will go ahead and pour this in, our squeeze bottle, okay and then
you just put your cap on. All right then what I am going to do is take
my icing and go around the edge, like that, and that is going to be my border, and you
can decorate them however you like, and then you just let these sit and dry, just a little
bit before you, sit and let them dry before you come in and fill in the middle. Okay I have another batch made up and now
I am going to do a bit of food coloring, I am just going to do one drop to start with,
just to see what kind of color we get, a few drops, until you get your desired color. So then I am going to just go ahead and repeat
the process and fill this one up. And now by this time the edges, the edges
have all dried, and I will just come in with your other color, like on the Christmas trees,
and fill it in, and the borders help to keep the frosting or the icing on the inside of
the cookie. So that is the basic idea, I am going to go
ahead and complete the rest of these, once we are done icing the sugar cookies, go ahead
and let them set, undisturbed for about 30 minutes to an hour until the icing completely
sets. All right and that is how you make sugar cookies,
these sugar cookies are really easy to do, if I can do it, you can do it, they are really
versatile, you can frost them, you can ice them, decorate them however you want, go out
there and make your own, I am Matt Taylor this has been another episode of In the Kitchen
with Matt. Thank you for joining me, as always if you
have any questions or comments, put them down below and I will get back to you as soon as
I can. Thumbs up down in the corner push it, don’t
forget to subscribe to my channel, take care. Time for me to dive into one of these, I am
going to take this candy cane one here, mmm.

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  1. Thank you so much for taking the time to squeeze in my request for these cookies! Best sugar cookie recipe I have tried by far πŸͺπŸͺπŸͺπŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

  2. oh just so you all know 1 and a half sticks of butter, instead
    and I used 1tsp of baking SODA instead of powder and sifted the flour little by little and they taste delish. πŸ™‚

  3. This looks super easy! I'm sick of using egg white and it turned out a bit yellow
    But… I want to make sure about this recipe. Were the cookies still crispy after chilling the icing? or were they softened a bit after absorbing humidity from milk?
    Thanks πŸ™‚

  4. I am your biggest fan of the house knowing that you are living in a hotel πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜‘πŸ”πŸ©πŸ­πŸ΅πŸ΄πŸ»πŸ”

  5. Very pretty, and they go down well with guests whom bring their children at Christmas. I make these for that reason generally, but as an artist, I've also used them for Christmas tree decorations. properly sealed with art accessories they will last forever.

    Great demonstration, and artistic skills there, Matt. πŸ™‚

  6. Oh my god Matt Your sugar cookie recipe is off the chain my kids loved it thanks for sharing your recipe πŸ‘πŸ½

  7. Made this recipe for Santa's treats tonight and they were so scrumptious I didn't want to leave any crumbs on Santa's plate….but I knew my niece would ask questions so I left a head of a gingerbread man out of 6 cookies….thank you for this easy and fun recipe, my niece really enjoyed baking your cookies. Merry Xmas to you.

  8. I don't have a cookie cutter so what can I do

    P. S sorry you haven't seen me in a while because I've been playing my piano and studying for tests so sorry

  9. Tried this again this year. Perfect cookies. I had tried a cookie mix from the store but the cookies melted in the oven. So I always go back to your recipe Matt. It is indeed important to have soft room temperature butter and egg white

  10. Hello Matt, I noticed that a lot of people use salt in their sugar cookie recipes n wanted to ask your reasoning for not adding it in yours. ThanksπŸ˜‰

  11. Matt, I used no salt however I tried a quarter cup of Powdered sugar, Vanilla and a 1/4 tsp of Almond! Amazing! Thank you for sharing this..😊

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