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Dec 23, 2022
Dec 23, 2022 | By Anne Anderson
A family favorite for over 25 yrs! Found this while we were stationed in Baumholder Germany Thank you!
Dec 12, 2022
Dec 12, 2022 | By Michelle N.
Always my go to sugar cookie recipe for years but have a question. Can I use browned butter in this recipe? Chilled of course! Thanks! :)
Owner Response: We haven't tried browned butter for this recipe specifically, but when using browned butter in other cookie recipes we have a few tips that can help make the perfect cookie. When you make browned butter, you cook out some of the water that would otherwise go into the cookies, so you may need to add about a Tablespoon of water into the batter per stick of browned butter (So about 4 Tablespoons of water for this recipe). The use of browned butter could also make this dough softer and spread easier, so be sure to chill your dough in the fridge before baking to help keep them from spreading. -Happy Baking! The Fancy Flours Staff
Works well with dairy free Earth Balance buttery sticks
Oct 29, 2022
Oct 29, 2022 | By Mary-Margaret Richter
I have used this recipe for years but substituted vegan margarine due to my son's dairy allergy. They turn out perfect, no spreading and are delicious. I use Earth Balance buttery sticks.
Owner Response: Thank you for letting us know this is still a no-fail recipe, even when dairy free! -The Fancy Flours team
Jul 4, 2022
Jul 4, 2022 | By M
Love this recipe! Was so easy to work with the dough! Can I replace the butter with oil?
Owner Response: Great Question! We do not recommend swapping the butter for oil in this recipe because it will cause the cookies to be softer and spread. If you absolutely need to use oil instead of butter, be sure to give your dough plenty of time to chill in the fridge before baking to help keep them from spreading. Happy Baking! -The Fancy Flours Staff
Feb 16, 2022
Feb 16, 2022 | By Lucy
Can I substitute powder sugar for granular sugar?
Owner Response: Thanks for asking! No, powdered sugar is not recommended for this recipe as it will make the dough finer and you may have more spreading as the cookie bakes. I would keep to this recipe as is since it works so well. From the Fancy Flours staff
Jan 17, 2021
Jan 17, 2021 | By Marilyn
I just purchased the bear cookie cutter featured in your catalog. I have used many sugar cookie recipes before and this one looks wonderful. My question - when do I fold the arms of the bear in to make it appear to hold a candy. This was the way the cutter appeared in your catalog.
Owner Response: Marilyn, To create the folded arms on these "cuddle" style cookie cutters, fold dough over before baking. You can leave a larger space to place a candy or nut after baking by using a bit of frosting or corn syrup to secure the treat. Or you can use some of our sugar decorations specifically for baking with the cookie. These are indicated on the product description and in the catalog and won't melt while baking the cookie. Enjoy and have fun with this all too cute cookie cutters. Fancy Flours staff
Dec 27, 2020
Dec 27, 2020 | By Luba Reswow Miller
In your instructions for the sugar cookies. For accuracy sake, could you add the instructions with "weights for the ingredients" ? Thank you so much !!!
Luba Reswow Miller
Owner Response: Thank you for the feedback. We'll look into this once we work on the next recipe card to be sent out for printing.
When is best time to put on royal icing.
Nov 20, 2020
Nov 20, 2020 | By Michele
Do you put the royal icing on before or after you make the cookies
Owner Response: Hello! We're glad you're asking the question that we're sure others have thought about but never asked. The royal icing goes on "after" you make the cookies. Make your cookies and let them cool, if you can, wait until the next day and put on your icing so you know for sure that your cookies are set and ready to go.
Oct 4, 2020
Oct 4, 2020 | By Mary Wong
Love your recipe and wondering if it is possible to get the measurements in weight format? Thank you for the great recipe and all the wonderful baking supplies you have for home bakers.
Owner Response: Thank you for the suggestion. Once we work on the next card for the sugar cookie we put with our cookie cutters; we'll review what we have now and see about adding the weight format. We want to make everyone happy so we will see if this can work. Thanks!
A Few Tips For Success
Sep 13, 2020
Sep 13, 2020 | By Victoria Winteringham
I am doing my Christmas baking now - in September.Sometimes I do it in Summer. I bake, decorate and freeze. No stress when the actual holiday rolls around. I have made maybe thousands of cookies using this recipe. Here are a few success tips. The key to this recipe is BUTTER. Butter gets soft.This dough is soft dough. Always use silpat mats. If your cutters are the regular kind, flour the mat like crazy. If you are using Hammer Songs or other complicated cutters, do not flour. Roll out the dough, using a sheet of waxed paper. Every time you roll, lift the paper and put it back down. By now the dough is pretty soft. Place the mat on the cookie sheet and put it in the fridge. When cool, cut out your shapes firmly.. If you try to remove the scraps at this point, you'll get a ragged mess, with the dough breaking apart. Put the cookie sheet in the freezer. When frozen, the scraps come up almost in a single piece, very neat, no ragged edges. Finally, if you plan to decorate these cookies with royal icing, do this. When you put your just-baked cookies on the cooling rack, cover them immediately with paper towels, one or two layers. Then cover the whole thing with a heavy bath towel, This places weight on the cookies without breaking them. All that fat, that butter, which rises to the top, will be absorbed by the paper. I repeat this step, because I have had to throw out dozens of decorated cookies due to blotching. This method avoids that problem completely. Good luck.
Owner Response: Victoria, Thank you for your expert advice for everyone, to take away some great tips, to improve their rolled cookie baking. Fancy Flours
Best cookie for decorating
Aug 19, 2020
Aug 19, 2020 | By Lea Ann
This cookie was delicious and so easy to decorate on! My go to recipe!
Owner Response: Thank you Lea Ann. It makes a large batch of dough which freezes well. Every order with a cookie cutter gets a card with the recipe on it. Thank you for shopping with us.
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Aug 16, 2020
Aug 16, 2020 | By Mary Reinebach
I've tried many cut-out cookie recipes and this is the best !
Owner Response: Thank you Mary. We are so glad that this works well for you. We recommend this recipe for cut-cookies and for decorating with our edible wafer paper.
Feb 16, 2020
Feb 16, 2020 | By Darlene C Kautzman
I was hesitant to try a new sugar cookie recipe over my old "stand by" But, this is truly the Best Ever recipe for delicious sugar cookies. Easy to make and fun to decorate no matter which holiday. Rolling the dough between sheets of parchment paper is a marvelous idea AND, the cookies do not spread!! Thank you for sharing the wonderful recipe.
Darlene C Kautzman
Owner Response: Thank you for your feedback! We're glad to hear you're having so much fun with baking!
Question and Appreciation
Jan 1, 2020
Jan 1, 2020 | By Natalie Johnson
Absolutely LOVE this recipe. I've tried many over the years and have an old standby (29yrs) that I've used til now. Thus recipe is excellent and doesn't require chilling. I roll my cookies in a mix of powdered sugar and flour. Every Christmas I make approximately 500 rolled and cut cookies and know my dough ;-). My question is what are the nutritional values?
Owner Response: Many thanks for your comments on one of our favorite recipes. On the topic of nutritional values, we have not ever submitted this recipe for nutritional review. My thoughts on the topic, all things in moderation!
Dec 26, 2019
Dec 26, 2019 | By Rachel Benton
Was given this recipe when I was making cookies for Christmas this year. Absolutely the best and easiest sugar cookie recipe EVER!!! I am loving these cookies and will never use another recipe again!
Owner Response: Thank you for your feedback!
Dec 23, 2019
Dec 23, 2019 | By Cassidy Boyd
Great cookie and so easy to make! Once baked and iced, how long will they stay good to eat? Will they go stale?
Owner Response: Thank you for your feedback! We recommend keeping them in an airtight container and they won't start to go stale for roughly one week. Feel free to reach out again with any further questions. Happy Baking!
THE ABSOLUTE BEST!
Dec 1, 2019
Dec 1, 2019 | By PATTI LYNN
i HAVE BEEN BAKING FOR 60 YEARS AND THIS IS BY FAR THE BEST RECIPE. IT ABSOLUTELY DOES NOT SPREAD!
Owner Response: Thank you for your feedback! Happy Baking!
Sep 11, 2019
Sep 11, 2019 | By Sharon Kathy Barber
Absolutely love this recipe. Best and easiest I've ever made. Perfect taste and texture!
Sharon Kathy Barber
Owner Response: Thank you for your feedback. Happy Baking!
May 7, 2019
May 7, 2019 | By Ashley Pointelin
If I only have salted butter, can I use that and eliminate the 1 tsp. of salt from the recipe?
Owner Response: Hello, Ashley. Thank you for reaching out. You can do this but may find it not salty enough with just the butter. Which could just mean a bit of trial and error. But, as a general rule of thumb, most baking recipes will call for unsalted butter. Feel free to call or send an email with any more questions you may think of. Happy Baking!
Mar 4, 2019
Mar 4, 2019 | By Mariann L Bulko
Best sugar cookie i ever made. Love it
Mariann L Bulko
Owner Response: Thank you! We appreciate your feedback!
My go to
Feb 12, 2019
Feb 12, 2019 | By Janine Larkin
I have been using this exact recipe since 2006 from a website called Kitchen Collectables. Works every time.
Owner Response: Thank you for your feedback!
Question about the amount of baking powder in this recipe
Jan 24, 2019
Jan 24, 2019 | By Jeanette
Hi, First let me say I love your catalog and all the wonderful products you sell. Now about these NFSC. I have had this recipe for awhile. I have a Eat Me cookie stamp for a Alice in Wonderland tea with the granddaughters . I need to make a cookie where the impression won't bake out. I thought 3 tsp of baking powder seems like a lot and it would puff up and loose the impressions. I noticed on the original recipe on another site they changed the amount of baking powder to 1/2 tsp. which would be right? Sorry for making this so long, but I need to know before making these.Thank you, Jeanette P.S. I see that this has great reviews on a lot of sites
Owner Response: Hello Jeanette, thank you for your feedback and kind words! For this recipe, the 3 tsp. amount of baking powder is accurate. A trick to make sure the cookies don't puff up while baking is to be sure your cookie sheet and the dough itself are thoroughly chilled before going into the oven. And a trick for using cookie stamps, to avoid the impressions baking out, is to cut out the basic cookie shape in the size you want and bake it. Then, as soon as it comes out of the oven and is still warm, press the stamp into it. Hopefully this helps you and your granddaughters have many fun tea parties. Happy Baking!
No-Fail Sugar Cookies
Jan 11, 2019
Jan 11, 2019 | By Debbie
Since this recipe makes so many. Can you keep it in the refrigerator for longer than instructed? And how about freezing the dough?
Owner Response: Hello Debbie! Thank you for reaching out. This recipe can be kept in the refrigerator or the freezer, you'll want it to be properly wrapped and/or stored in an airtight container. It can be kept in the refrigerator for up to one week and the freezer for up to two weeks. You can also contact us via email at email@example.com if you have more questions. Happy baking!
Dec 15, 2018
Dec 15, 2018 | By Megan And Oliver
We love this cookie recipe more than any other. It is delicious. Thank you!!!
Megan And Oliver
Owner Response: We're glad you like the recipe, thank you for your feedback!
Oct 24, 2018
Oct 24, 2018 | By Reva Bucholtz
This is my all time favorite sugar cookie recipe. It holds the shape and makes a good amount. East to work with and roll out. My daughter requests them every year for her birthday instead of cake. I make them often enough that I keep the recipe posted on the inside of my baking cabinet door. My next project will be to make the chocolate ones for Halloween, .
Owner Response: We call it No Fail for just all those reasons that it is delicious, easy to make and most importantly keeps its shape during baking. Here is where you can find our chocolate sugar cookie recipe: https://www.fancyflours.com/product/sweetapolitas-perfect-dark-chocolate-sugar-cookies-recipe/basic-recipes