These chewy Perfect Sugar Cookies with self-rising flour are a childhood favorite for me. They are soft, light, buttery, and not too sweet. Soft being an important quality for me - I want sugar cookies that melt in my mouth.
I guess my love for soft, chewy sugar cookies was developed when I was a young girl still at home. I'd always bake these cookies.
The recipe disappeared somewhere along the way and I don't know where we got it from. But I've been wanting that cookie again for ages.
So, with that in mind, and having some serious sugar cookie cravings lately, I've made three batches in the last week, each time tweaking recipes trying to find the perfect balance for me and recreate that cookie from my youth.
Tonight, I'm happy to report that I think I've nailed the recipe!
Presenting... Perfect Sugar Cookies
I know, I'm soooo original, huh? Don't answer that.
These sugar cookies require no fancy piping skills. For the royal icing - I made it a little thinner than normal and just dipped the tops before sprinkling. Easy-peasy and even something the kids can do!
Can you use self-rising flour in sugar cookies? Yes.
You might be wondering about the self-rising flour. The truth is, my Mama was not much of a baker - especially not from scratch. We only had self-rising flour in the house as far as I can remember.
So if we were gonna bake cookies, they were going to use self-rising flour. On the upside, that means fewer ingredients and a little bit simpler recipe. Besides, who cares when they come out perfectly soft and delish?
Really all you need to do is bake the cookies, allow them to cool, mix up the royal icing, dip the tops and then add your favorite sprinkles. Allow them to dry for a few hours (overnight is best) and they're ready to go!
Just pour yourself a tall glass of milk and try not to eat too many 😊
They're soft with the slightly crunchy thin layer of royal icing and the pretty sprinkles. These would be perfect for Christmas, but could also be customized for a birthday, Easter, 4th of July or any celebration!
So, how do you like your sugar cookies? Soft or crispy? Iced or plain? Buttery? Super sweet?