When people tell me “this is the best insert noun here ever” I often find myself doubting them instantaneously. I think to myself “you think that’s the best book ever! Wow.” Or there’s “clearly they haven’t tried my French Onion Soup.” Whatever the noun is, I pass judgment on their claim without hesitation while quickly and quietly giving it a try myself.
More often than not I’m wrong and I’ll be the first to admit it (under my breath of course).
I love trying other peoples’ best recipe, reading their favorites books, watching their ultimate movie, listening to their grooviest jams (yes I just said that), and sipping their idea of the most decadent wine. I usually come out of the experience with a new recipe to rave about or a new band that I can pretend I found (what? I did not just say that).
Anyways — HERE IS THE BEST RECIPE FOR SUGAR COOKIES
Straight off The Pioneer Woman’s blog and her cookbook — Give her Angel Sugar Cookies a try.
They will change your life.
PW’S Angel Sugar Cookies
- 2 whole Large Eggs
- 1 cup Canola Oil
- 2 sticks Butter, Softened
- 1 cup Sugar, Plus Extra For Sprinkling
- 1 cup Powdered Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 4 cups Plus 2 Tablespoons, All-purpose Flour
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 teaspoon Cream Of Tartar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream together eggs, oil, butter, sugars, and vanilla.
- Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
- Cover and refrigerate dough one hour.
- Using a cookie scoop, drop balls of dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet. (I didn’t have a cookie scoop — so I just rolled them into balls)
- Cover the bottom of a glass with butter, then dip the glass in granulated sugar. Use the glass to flatten each ball of dough. Dip the glass into sugar each time you press down a cookie.
- Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until cookies start to get golden. (Mine took exactly 9 minutes every time)
- Cool on a wire rack. (Make sure that you try one when it’s still warm — this is where the magic happens)