Something I've always loved doing around the holidays is baking and sharing my sweet treats. Awhile back I tried out this new Bakery Style Sugar Cookie recipe and the cookies were such a huge hit with our family that I thought they'd be perfect for sharing this Christmas season.
Later in the month our church is going to be visiting a school to hand out Christmas gifts to some under-privileged children. I thought I'd also love to bless the teachers with a small "thank you" buy giving them each a home baked gift!
These soft and chewy Bakery Style Sugar Cookies are easy to make and delicious. And fast... the recipe can be finished and the cookies ready to eat in 20 minutes or less which is always a win in my house!
Let let me tell you about these cookies! I thought it would be fun to bake jumbo cookies this time around ... because who doesn't love a cookie the size of your hand? But I've also done smaller cookies to spread the love around a little more and they work just as well! 😉
Here's what you'll need for the cookies...
- 1 stick salted butter (½ cup), softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (not pictured...oops 😉 )
- sparkling sugar (optional)
To get started, preheat your oven to 350°F and line your cookies sheets with parchment paper.
First, in a large mixing bowl, you'll want to cream together the butter and sugar. Then add in the egg and mix until smooth.
Sprinkle with sparkling sugar, then slightly press them down with the bottom of a glass (or I used a flat-bottomed ramekin)...
Bake for 14 minutes or until golden brown around the edges.
Allow them to cool for at least 5 minutes before removing from the cookie sheet. They will be puffy and soft at first but will set up as they cool!
If you're packing them up for gifting, you could put a square of parchment between each cookie to make sure they don't stick together!
I added 3-4 cookies to each bowl, then sealed them up and added a ribbon! Enjoy!
More Sugar Cookie Recipes...
I have a thing for sugar cookies so having just one perfect recipe is not enough. Instead... I have a few that I love!
- Easy Sugar Cookies
- Perfect Sugar Cookies
- Sugar Cookies with Jolly Rancher Candy Center (Stained Glass Cookies!)
- Perfect Roll-Out Sugar Cookies
- The Cutest Christmas Lights Cookies (with video!)
Bakery Style Sugar Cookies
Here's the printable recipe for you!Print