Grandma's sugar cookies were always the perfect blend of crispy on the edges and chewy in the middle. The only thing better than the smell of sweet baking filling the house was taking a bite of a giant cookie still warm from the oven. Here I share with you the secrets of Grandma's epic sugar cookies, and hope you share them with your family too!
Step 1: Ingredients
2 1/4 cups (280g) all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups (300g) granulated sugar, plus 1/4 cup for finishing
2 ounces cream cheese
6 tablespoons (85 g) butter
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Step 2: Prep
First, of course, preheat your oven to 350F (180C). Line a baking sheet or two with foil or parchment.
Whisk or sift together flour, soda, powder, and salt in a bowl and set aside.
Step 3: Mixing
Melt the butter and pour it over the cream cheese/sugar mixture while it's still warm. Mix together until creamy.
Stir in the oil and blend until well incorporated.
Add the egg, milk, and vanilla and blend until smooth.
Slowly stir in the flour mixture, bit by bit, with a rubber spatula until a soft dough comes together and all of the flour is incorporated.