Basic easy sugar cookie recipes
Baking sugar cookies is easy and fun. You need a clearly written easy to follow recipe, a set of good quality ingredients, a little bit of planning and a bit of love as well. We will show you how to bake cookies and the really good part is that you can share the results!
Good sugar cookies should be lightly browned by the cooking process, sweet from the sugar in them and used for decoration, and crisp to the bite but not dry. They are just right when they break into two pieces with a gentle snap and a small shower of crumbs if stressed along their middle. It’s great fun writing and adapting recipes that come from different sources. The measurements used differ and the conversions for one system of measures to another are not straightforward. Fortunately, in this basic recipe we are dealing with a limited range of ingredients and so accurate conversion guides can be given. The links below will take you to the recipe style of your choice. The end results should all be the same regardless of which recipe you follow.
Before you start baking any recipe do make sure you have everything you need to hand. These recipes are generally quick to prepare and having all your tools, measuring devices and ingredients out on the work surface really helps.
Now select your recipe style.
If you want to work in :-
American cups and Fahrenheit temperatures with fully detailed instructions follow the link to our Detailed sugar cookie recipes for American style cooks.
Grams and Celsius temperatures with fully detailed instructions follow the link to our Detailed sugar cookie recipes for European style cooks.
American cups and Fahrenheit temperatures with standard recipe style instructions follow the link to our Standard sugar cookie recipes for American style cooks.
Grams and Celsius temperatures with standard recipe style follow the link to our Standard sugar cookie recipes for European style cooks.
Here’s another simple recipe for you to try – no rolling out this time!
Go to the page with the Drop Tea sugar cookie recipe.
Examples of more advanced cookies once you have mastered the basics.
Simple to bake, light tea cookie. Butter drop sugar cookies
Try experimenting with a cookie press.
Its Christmas time – try this special Christmas Sugar Cookie sandwich recipe!
For your New Year celebrations try something different, Greek New Year Bread (vassilopita)
Ginger date cookies image reproduced courtesy of wholesale food suppliers Opera Foods Sydney NSW
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