Cookies can easily replace other gifts on your friend’s birthday, especially if they are homemade. Explore this article to find some yummy recipes and know how to make sugar cookies.

How To Make Sugar Cookies

If you are fed up of the regular gifting ideas, like chocolates, flowers and cakes, a bag of sugar cookies can help you out of your dilemma. These cookies are easy to make and look extremely tempting. Moreover, you can mould them according to your choice and occasion and can actually make an exclusive gift for your loved one. This interesting snack will keep the recipient thinking whether to keep it with him/ her as a memoir or eat them all. What else, the cookies easily blend well with the evening tea. Want to try them at home? Read the instructions given below and know how to make sugar cookies.
Sugar Cookie Recipes
Sugar Cookies With Eggs
  • 2 Eggs
  • Mixing Bowl
  • 1½ tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Lemon Extract
  • Cooling Racks
  • Cookie Sheets
  • Oven Mitts
  • 1½ cup All-purpose Flour
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2/3 cup Sugar
  • 2/3 cup Softened Unsalted Butter
  • 1/3 tsp Salt 
  • In a mixing bowl, beat the butter well, till the time it turns creamy. Once done, add sugar, lemon and vanilla extract to it and further beat it for one minute.
  • Beat the eggs well and add to the mixture prepared in the previous step. Now, again beat it for two minutes.
  • In another mixing bowl, mix flour, salt and baking powder and blend the above ingredients in this mixture, until it is uniform.
  • Convert dough into a log and enclose it in a plastic wrap. Keep it in the freezer for 2 hours.
  • The dough will be a little hard by now. Segregate it into small pieces and roll them out between two sheets of wax paper. Work with one piece at a time and keep the rest in the fridge.
  • Now cut the desired shape out of the rolled batter and pre-heat the oven at a temperature of 350 degree F.
  • Decorate the top of the cookies with colored sugar, candies, sprinkles etc, which won’t melt in the oven.
  • Gently keep the cookies on non stick baking sheets and bake them for 10 minutes or until they turn golden brown. 
Eggless Sugar Cookies
  • 4 tsp Whole Milk
  • 1 tbsp Soy Flour
  • 2 cups All-purpose Flour
  • Cookie Sheets
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ¾ cup Sugar
  • 1½ tsp Baking Powder
  • 2/3 cup Shortening
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Cookie Sheets
  • Strainer 
  • Mix shortening, sugar and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl and blend the mixture, using a hand blender.
  • Now, add soy flour and 1 tsp water to the mixture and blend it well. Add 4 tbsp milk to the mixture and blend again.
  • Take another mixing bowl and mix baking powder, flour and salt in it. Add this mixture to the above mixture and blend it thoroughly.
  • Now, freeze the dough for approximately 1 hour. Take a small amount of dough and roll it. Make sure it is 1/8-inch thick. Cut it out in your desired shapes, using cookie cutters.
  • Pre-heat the oven at 375 degree F. Place the cookies on a greased cookie sheet and keep the sheet in the oven for approximately 8 minutes or until the cookies turn golden brown.

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