Chewy Sugar Cookies

You can also roll the cookies in the sugar sprinkles before baking.

Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
4 dozen cookies
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.

In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Gradually blend in dry ingredients. Add enough of the buttermilk to moisten the dough and make it soft, not wet.

Roll rounded teaspoons of dough into balls and place on a ungreased cookie sheet. With a brush or fingers, moisten the top of each cookie with the remaining buttermilk and slightly flatten the top of each cookie. Sprinkle with raw sugar or colored sprinkles.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until slightly golden. Let stand for 2 minutes before removing to cool on a rack.


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these cookies where amazingly awesome! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These cookies are really good, but the size is key here.  I made the first few batches too small and they were good, but the chewiness disapated.  Making them small is the same as overbaking them.  Make sure you roll them the size of a stack of about $4 worth of quarters.  I have a mini ice cream scoop I used and it was perfect (the too small ones I broke the scoop in half)   Make them the right size and you won't be disappointed. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We made these as the directions stated and they turned out great! I didn't have buttermilk so I used 1c regular milk with 1Tbs apple cider vinegar and it worked just fine. They were so easy I let my two children under 7 yrs make them from beginning to end(with verbal institutions) and they came out perfect. This will certainly be our go to sugar cookie recipe from now on. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great easy cookie recipe! Do not fool around with the recipe and they come out perfect. I just baked a batch and they are excellent tasting and look pretty too. There really isn't anything you should or need to do to improve them! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Terrible tasting. Worst ever. Soft not chewey. item not reviewed by moderator and published
horrible it turned out like crumbs it was really bad!!!!!!!!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These cookies are fantastic! I didn't have any buttermilk so I used 1% milk and they turned out just fine! I flattened mine in vanilla sugar. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great cookie! Would make again.... item not reviewed by moderator and published
this is my new go to for quick fix cookies . I us brown sugar and cinnamon for topping on this ymmmy item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best sugar cookie recipe for me yet. My son even told me these were the best cookies that I've ever made :) Super easy recipe too. I've made so many batches of these already for Christmas and now for New Years and they consistently come out awesome. Chewy and crunchy all at once. Fabulous! Love them! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a fantastic recipe!! We didn't have time for roll outs this Christmas so I looked for a simple one. Easy and tastes wonderful and not overly sweet. I love that it is crunchy around the edges but chewy in the middle. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awful. Too much butter, and too much sugar. They were far too sweet and soupy. They spread all over the cookie sheet, and I had to add a lot of dry ingredients to make them somewhat salvageable. Even still, they were terrible. Never using this recipe again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fabulous!! Added 1/2 tsp. of salt and followed remaining instructions exactly!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Kinda awesome! However, I doubled the recipe and made these 100% diet friendly using CarbQuick for flour (low carb), Splenda plus Erythritol for sugar and added about a cup of cream cheese. They didn't really spread out all that much and turned into a lovely, almost fluffy, round cookie. Baking time the same and I used parchment paper which was perfect. Once done, I dipped them in Brummel and Brown yogurt spread then dipped in Just Like Sugar brown that was mixed with Cinnamon. I also made a frosting out of Swerve confectioner style sugar and the yogurt spread with a little heavy cream and vanilla. These are absolutely diet friendly being low carb, zero sugar and very low diet impact. Not to mention so tasty no one can tell they are diet friendly. I did not have buttermilk on hand and turns out I didn't need it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Edited. First time baking cookies. Newly retired Federal Employee, male. Already 2 strikes against.me. Followed the directions explicitly, except added caramelized sugar (1/2 cup sugar in a skillet cooked until melted. Poured onto a buttered sheet of foil on a 1/2 sheet pan. Then allowed to cool and broken into pieces). Came out as much candy as cookie. Kids/grandkids lie a lot, but everyone raved about these as well as the chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies made by grandma. Made two batches. Being my first time, I started over complete with a clean kitchen. Tried making two tablespoon sized balls. Too big, > 3". Have now bought the small Oxo cookie scoop for next time. Used parchment paper on 1/2 sheet pans in the oven. Allow to cool for a bit, don't over cook and they come right off. Flatten out after baking. Made the process more labor intensive than required. Note: this is not for cutouts. The dough oozes. They are crunchy more than “cakey”. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just made Yummy I made my butter milk 1 cup milk 1 tablespoon white vinegar. 1st batch I did not add salt just a little pinch made them taste much better. Easy to make and my kids and my husband want more but they are for school… :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have not idea where I went wrong... I tried to use this recipe to make Christmas cut-outs and they spread all over the pan, lost their shape, and found their way to the trash. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My mistake! Facebook signed my hubby in, instead of me! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome recipe. I didn't even need the buttermilk, as the dough was moist enough without it. I made mine bigger, and baked them for 10 minutes. They are soft in the center with a little crunch on the outside! We are cooking our second batch right now, and this will be a SUPER-USED recipe in our house!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I took these to school for a class party and they were a hit! I've got none left! I strongly recommend this recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Can I do this to roll out and cut to make Christmas shapes???? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good and so easy to make! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I don't know if it is the recipe or me, but I just wasted all the ingredients making these and they melted into each other on the cookie sheets. I thought I did everything the recipe said, but either 1) I missed putting in 2 3/4 cups flour, could have miscounted and only put in 1 3/4 cups; or I put in too much buttermilk and the ingredients were WET not moist. I put the whole 4 tablespoons as mentioned in the recipe. What a waste of time, effort, and ingredients. Oh well. Do I give up and buy my cookies at Costco? or should I try again?????? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Haven't tried them yet because I don't have buttermilk, does it make a big difference using regular milk? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Followed the recipe exactly. The only thing I did differently was chill them for about an hour (only because I was baking a bunch of other cookies). Since these are not roll-out cookies (thank goodness!) I shaped them with my fingers into about 1 1/2" by 1/4" rounds. They were PERFECT! The easiest sugar cookie I've ever made and I love that they are chewy. The taste was much better than I anticipated, delectable. Bakery quality. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Ifollowed others recommendations to let the butter melt/soften completely before starting. Being impatient, i just microwaved the butter for 15-20 seconds. I did the low end of time, 8 min, and 7 minutes for subsequent pans when I used a hot tray. The cookies were moisthe and chewy even days later. However I left the cookies even 30 seconds too long they start coming out dry. Modifications that I tried and liked: - added a 1/2 to of jam to center of each (make a little indent with spoon first) - covered with cinnamon sugar - put a candy (m&m) in middle of each one item not reviewed by moderator and published
Added 1/4 t salt because flavor. Otherwise, though, flawless. I could see changing it up with different flavor extracts - almond? Maple? Lemon? Yum. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed the recipe but the cookies were not chewy at all. They were crumbly and dry so I had to add 1/2c of sugar into the already mixed dough. The taste was ok and went fine as the crust for my mini fruit pizza bar. Next time I'll just use the same recipe from my tried and tested chewy chocolate chip cookies minus the chocolate. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It's like a very flat, sad, biscuit that's wearing sprinkles. I'm so disappointed! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very delicious. I used 2 teaspoons of vanilla and 2 cups of sugar. The cookies turned out great. I did not measure the buttermilk. I poured a little and hand mixed the dough and repeated this process until the dough was moist. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed the recipe exactly and my cookies came out great. I agree with another post that it needs a little salt and I also dusted mine with a little powdered sugar. Super yummy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These cookies are delectable. The edges are just crispy enough, and the middles sooo chewy! I rolled them out and needed to use a fair amount of flour to prevent sticking. I also found putting the dough in the fridge for a bit (half hour) made them more firm so they held the shape better. I made quite the flock of duckies for my son's birthday party! Thank you MVHALL for the tip on making my own buttermilk. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe. They spread so don't crowd them on the cookie sheet. Buttery & yummy! May try adding a little lemon juice & zest next time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yes it is 5 stars. Followed recipe exactly. Traditional, classic cookie. So good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just perfect! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Didn't care for it. It was as if there was too much baking powder and soda. It ruined the taste. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I asked for chewy, and that's exactly what I got with this recipe. Finally, a sugar cookie I can dream about and make a reality in my own kitchen. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I agree with everyone else. Followed the directions and the cookies were a hit! I will keep this recipe in my file for future use. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I like the texture a lot. Found the flavor quite flat. Needs a little salt. As I learned from the Food Network ;) all sweets need a little salt. Will definitely make again with a quarter or half teaspoon of salt. item not reviewed by moderator and published
awesome! best sugar cookie i've ever made!! whoever didn't like them must have done something very wrong! they obviously have 5 stars for a reason. great recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and good! Cookie was slightly crispy around the edges and perfectly chewy in the center. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Perfectly delicious! My boo is a huge fan of sugar cookies and recently, I decided to go beyond the box cookies and restaurants and make everything from scratch! I am so pleased with the results. I made buttermilk using a 1 teaspoon of lemon juice (white vinegar if you have that) and mixing that with 1 cup of milk. Let this sit for 5-10 mins. The vanilla extract added a sweet surprise and I could not even taste the lemon juice from the buttermilk :) If you love sugar cookies and have simple ingredients at the crib, I suggest making your own! It feels good to be an adult! :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is seriously FOOL PROOF!! I had a random sweet tooth and my pantry was pretty low-stocked, but I figured I could still give this recipe a shot. Substitutions-galore later, these came out great!! I only had one stick of butter so I used another 3/4 stick of margarine (that's all the margarine I had left) and another 1/4 cup of olive oil... didn't have baking soda so I substituted it with baking powder (which has been sitting in my pantry for who knows how long!) and used regular milk because I didn't have buttermilk... I usually don't cook/bake with substitutions, so I'm pleasantly surprised!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
was nervous about the buttermilk but they came out great! Chewy and buttery! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These cookies are so easy and delicious. So flavorful and chewy. Best sugar cookies. I portion them out and let them chill in freezer before I bake them. Followed recipe to the T! Perfect and I added all 4T of buttermilk. used a cookie scooper to portion out on cookie sheets, and then chilled them about 10min in freezer. before baking. item not reviewed by moderator and published
super easy and delicious!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Disappointed If you rave about this recipe then your sugar cookie expectations are low. This was not my first rodeo, I've been baking for years. The cookies are not tasty and flavorful and definitely not moist and chewy. Nobody went back for a second cookie. It was a waste of time, money and ingredients. It might be a back up recipe but not my first choice. item not reviewed by moderator and published
If you are giving a bad review on these cookies, then you just aren't making them right!This is a great sugar cookie recipe, first to go on the xmas table this year! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is awesome and delicious. The dough freezes well and they cook up perfectly. If you're a sugar cookie lover, this is the recipe for you. I followed the recipe including the buttermilk and wouldn't change a thing. Oh I did add a pinch of salt. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Not impressed. I made no changes or substitution (I did make my own buttermilk though), and these came out ultra flat and tough, instead of chewy. Hoped for better with the 2nd half of the dough, and lowered the baking time. Tossed them. Even my toddler won't eat them :( item not reviewed by moderator and published
I like the ease of this recipe and I followed it except replaced 3 TBSP of Half and Half since I didn't have buttermilk but my cookies were hard and tough. Not sure what I did wrong but I don't know what to do with the rest half of my batter now. Will not be making these again sadly :( item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were very easy to mix and didn't stick to my hands as I rolled all the little balls. After flattening them slightly, I was a little concerned at how small they were, but they grow nicely in the oven. I made this recipe according to the recipe and they were a big hit among the grandkids and big people alike. The grandkids had fun sprinkling the sugars on. Thanks for a great and easy recipe. :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are wonderful! Very soft and chewy and very easy to make. I did not have any buttermilk, so I used Greek yogurt instead. Great recipe. Definitely a keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We made these on the spur of the moment Thanksgiving evening. We substituted skim milk and the cookies tasted fantastic. item not reviewed by moderator and published
They turned out great! We did not have buttermilk, but used the old standby of milk with vinegar (wait 5 minutes, you have buttermilk). I dipped the bottom of the cup in colored sugar, then pressed into the cookie. Turned out great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Instead of using milk to soften the dough, I used 2 tsp of sour cream and it wasn't wet, like described in prior reviews. Added cranberries & white chocolate chips. Omitted the milk on top at the very end as well. Used parchment paper to bake cookies on, for the sake of cleaning. These cookies were rich & decadent; sure to impress even the most experience bakers. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were very tasty. I made them for Halloween using a cookie mold sheet. They were very chewy and soft. The dough can be a little wet so you would have to add more flour if you were rolling out. Overall a pretty great recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These cookies are bland and leave a heavy butter after taste. Yuk. item not reviewed by moderator and published
doe is to wet had to add more flour to roll slightly for cookie cutters, flavor was good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely delicious item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made those almost to recipie with the exception of using whole milk instead of buttermilk cause I didn't have it. These cookies turned out AMAZING. they're seriously the best home made sugar cookies I've ever tasted. 5 stars for sure!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I added 1/4 cup white sugar and 1 tsp vanilla to the recipe and they were AMAZING! My kids couldn't keep their hands off them! I used a cupcake scoop and rolled 2 scoops into a ball, flattened it a little, used the buttermilk on top, with sprinkles and baked for 10-12 min. They are crispy around the edges and soft and chewy in the middle. PERFECT! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were very bland, and I don't even like super sugary sugar cookies. I liked the texture but they were lacking any real flavor. I didn't have buttermilk so I used regular milk, but I think there was just not enough sugar in this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These did not taste like sugar cookies. If this had been a cornbread or buttermilk biscuit recipe it would have been great but these were lacking sweetness. Next times will add a teaspoon of salt and maybe a cup of extra sugar. item not reviewed by moderator and published
They were just ok, not great. I didnt do anything wrong, followed the recipe to a "T" but they lacked flavor. I have been baking for 15 years and I make many cookie recipes. This just wasnt that great. I enjoy Pillsbury Sugar Cookies the blue package with the dough already rolled. So maybe its just a preference but didnt find anything special about this cookie. Texture was chewy and baked perfect, just didnt have any flavor. BHG Sour Cream Sugar Cookie Recipe is way better than this recipe item not reviewed by moderator and published
wow these are fab 10/10 would recommend item not reviewed by moderator and published
Followed this recipe exactly as written, and they turned out great. Quite flavorful...we really couldn't stop eating them. Love how the bake off to be perfect circles, too! item not reviewed by moderator and published
some of the best sugar cookies ever! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Amazing sugar cookie recipe! I made half of the batch with a apple cinnamon sugar sprinkle, which are to die for! The other half I used turbinado sugar- also amazing!! My husband couldn't stop eating this thin, chewy, airy, buttery cookies : item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great taste, and great fun to make with my grand-honeys!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good cookie! I made these with self-rising flour in lieu of adding baking soda and baking powder. I added a little more sugar and double the vanilla. The cookies puffed up during baking, but cooled to a thin, chewy, delicate, melt-in-your-mouth, buttery cookie. item not reviewed by moderator and published
First time I have ever made cookies from scratch and they could not have been easier to make. This was a fun afternoon project with my boys and they loved the end product. Thanks for the great recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I LOVE THIS RECIPE it's amazing if you add heavy cream instead of butter milk tastes even better and it doesn't make it too sweet. LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!❤ item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were very good and turned out perfectly. I made these as part of my Christmas goodie basket for family. I rolled them in red and green decorating sugar to make them "Christmasey." They turned out gorgeous and many people thought these were store bought, roll cookies! Will make again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I always read the reviews before trying a new recipe. I am so glad there are more positive than negative reviews for this recipe. OMG...these sugar cookies are amazing!!!! I had to change the recipe and they still turned out amazingly delicious. ADD SALT! Other reviewers have also suggested that and it is needed. I used about ½ teaspoon. I also omitted the baking powder because what I had was expired. I didn't have any buttermilk so I used 2% milk (3 tablespoons. I didn't brush any milk on top. Even with the changes the cookies are awesome!!!! Definitely a keeper for my family! Those who posted negative reviews must have done something wrong. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are absolutely amazing. Perfect recipe. The only issue I have with them is stopping myself from eating too many! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was very good and easy to make. I came home after a party with my family to see that the two twelve year olds had made these. It is an easy recipe and I loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was such a easy recipe and it turned out SO great. My husband is fond of the 'soft' cookie and these did not disappoint. Absolutely awesome! Made them over the Xmas holidays and they were a big hit with everyone. Kudos to Linda and thanks for sharing! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesomely good item not reviewed by moderator and published
Had a late night craving for something sweet. It had been a long time since I made sugar cookies. I found this recipe when I googled Chewy sugar cookies. THE BEST EVER!!!! I didn't have buttermilk so I used evaporated milk and vinegar and instead of all purpose flour I used cake flour. My husband woke up in the middle of the night an tried one. He loved them. They taste better after the dough is chilled over night. It rolls better also. They don't spread at all really so you can press them to what ever size you want. I turned the oven down to 325 and cooked them for 15 min til the edges were just browned. Even soft the next day with a nice crunch on the edges item not reviewed by moderator and published
So soft and delicious. The perfect recipe!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I cannot see how anyone can mess this recipe up! It's snowing here in VA so I was looking for a super easy cookie recipe to make with my 5yr old to make the time inside go by quicker. So glad I found this recipe. I made my own buttermilk (vinegar and 2%milk and I followed another suggestion and used 1/2 tsp of baking soda. Super easy, used ingredients found in my pantry! We love chewy cookies so this was perfect! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent*********. Used 3 T. of (1/2 & 1/2 + 1/4 t. vinegar instead of butter milk. Used almond extract instead of vanilla. Used 3/4 teas. baking soda, 3/4 teas. baking powder. Half butter half margarine,straight from frig. Added 1 teas. salt. Chilled dough little while-much easier to work with. Also chilled cookie sheets. Came out perfect. Exactly 4 doz. when using an iced tea spoon to measure. 10 min. exactly at 375. Am going to try different toppings and flavors. This is a great basic receipe to work with. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Totally easy and stress-free to make - my 16 mo. old helped me to decorate them! 30 min. later I took them to a holiday party and they were gone in no time. People kept telling me they were delicious. I like to bake but I don't like complicated recipes, so this was perfect because cookies were tasty and pretty. item not reviewed by moderator and published
came out perfect, uniform, and consistent. so easy and enjoyable! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I know everyone loved it, so I must have done something wrong, right? Wrong. I tried it even though salt was obviously missing. I read the review that said it's because we were using unsalted butter. No self respecting baker bakes with anything BUT unsalted butter, in fact, we don't BUY salted butter, ever. Flat. Tasted like nothing but flour. If you must try this, either do the unspeakable and use salted butter, or at least at 3/4 teaspoon of salt. I only tried these as a change of pace for my roll-out Christmas sugar cookie recipie. My lesson learned here, is never mess with your Christmas recipies, ever. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am so glad I chose this sugar cookie recipe! Two reasons: 1. I don't consider myself a "baker", but I enjoy doing it and I'm often disappointed in the results. 2. I really, really, really prefer chewy sugar cookies. This recipe was perfect; it was easy for someone like me to follow and not mess up and they were chewy and perfect! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very, very tasty cookies. Came out chewy and delicious. The family loved them. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these and they were great! I made some plain and I made some with sprinkles, and with the last batch I added coconut. Let me tell you.. They were AMAZING! Try it. Add as much or as little as you'd like.. But I promise you'll love them. Enjoy item not reviewed by moderator and published
I read through several pages of reviews before making these. I try to do that with every recipe I consider to see how people alter/improve, words of wisdom, etc. In this case, I did not have buttermilk on hand but it seemed that it made a difference for some people in the overall taste. So I used half and half in the batter and also added an extra 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla and then i squeezed some fresh lemon juice into some half and half to brush on the outside of each cookie prior to baking. I doubled the scoops and did 2 teaspoons worth for each cookie, brushed with the modified half and half, put sprinkles, and baked for a total of 9 minutes. The cookies did not spread too much, kept their rounded shape, taste very good, and have a chewy center just how I like them. I only used about 1/3 of the batter for a dozen cookies so I put the rest in the fridge and will use in the coming days. Definitely recommend this! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These tasted good but were overly buttery tasting to me. Not the standard sugar cookie I was looking for, but great if you want a chewy butter cookie. item not reviewed by moderator and published
First sugar cookies I've made. They were great! used a pinch of salt and next time I would use a little more. Also, because I did not have buttermilk on hand I googled substitutes and used a little lemon juice in my skim milk. Also, I rolled them out and used christmas cutouts, should have done all of one shape at a time because some were crispier than others. All in all, great recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
very good...just ate 3 item not reviewed by moderator and published
I think. Very wonderful Cooke. item not reviewed by moderator and published
There versatile cookies. You can top with sugar or what I like is roll the dough out in a log then roll in jimmies, or nuts then wrap them put the in the fridge ready to go slice and bake. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wonderful. I replaced 1 cup white flour with whole grain flour and added 1/4 tsp almond extract and it was the "best sugar cookie I have ever had"-quote from my wife. I used it as the crust to a fruit pizza and WOW. Will use again. Thank you item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fantastic and super quick to make. The dough refrigerates well and I simply loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty. Tried rolling the dough for some and cutting them with a cookie cutter - worked well if you keep the rolling pin well floured. Be careful of the cooking time - they will burn quickly. Will certainly make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love these cookies, they are tasty and easy to make. I made them for Thanksgiving, I put sprinkles on them and they ;ook like I bought them in the bakery, you can een put crushed nuts or coconut. They are the best sugar cookies I ever made. Will make them for Christmas. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These is the best sugar cookie recipe I've come across. It's easy to make and the cookies are delicious and chewy. I used green & red sprinkles for Christmas cookies. I plan on testing out different extracts in the future as well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
did u add a little buttermilk?  it sounds like you missed an ingredient item not reviewed by moderator and published
bad tast item not reviewed by moderator and published
there is a difference in cutout cookies and drop cookies (which this recipe is for) Try Alton Browns recipe for sugar cookies they are the best ones i have ever had and everyone always loves them!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I can't see why not! I plan on making snowmen with them. I'm sure you can just roll out the dough and cut out the desired shapes. You might need a bit more dough though! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had a similar...although, not as much of a disaster! They just came out too doughy and not enough like a cookie...and not chewy. Doughy. I also was expecting the crazy sweetness of the store cookies, and these did not seem sugary enough for a "sugar" cookie. item not reviewed by moderator and published
You can make "buttermilk" (essentially acidic milk) by adding vinegar to it. One tablespoon to a cup of milk. item not reviewed by moderator and published
When you change a recipe AT ALL, the rating you give is not accurate, because it isn't for the original recipe. Especially when you are doing things like "I did not measure the buttermilk." item not reviewed by moderator and published
Okay, but the directions say to add "enough to moisten the dough." Not measuring it isn't really a change in that case... item not reviewed by moderator and published
This isn't science, it's cooking. Relax. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've been baking for more 20 years and have made several versions of sugar cookies. I decided to make these for a change of pace from my go-to recipe. These turned out perfectly for me; crunchy on the outside, moist and chewy on the inside. The only change I made was to add 1/2 teaspoon of salt. item not reviewed by moderator and published
If you alter a recipe EVEN A TINY bit you cannot accurately rate it. Real buttermilk gives a completely different texture than the "homemade" version of milk / lemon juice. Milk toughens baked goods. Please try the recipe again, following it exactly as written...you will see a huge difference! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Making your own buttermilk (vinegar or lemon and milk and letting it sit) is a minimal change and one I have used in baking without problem. I would consider their opinion valid. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was the buttermilk! Please try again, using REAL buttermilk...it will keep the cookies tender. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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