Simple Sugar Cookies

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Yield: 3 dozen cookies

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Quick, pretty, and easy, these cookies add sparkle to snack time.

Simple Sugar Cookies

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Yield: 3 dozen cookies
Published: 08/23/2012

Ingredients

  • 2 cups King Arthur Flour All-Purpose Baking Mix
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 6 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract or 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup coarse white sparkling sugar or granulated sugar, colored or white

Tips from our bakers

  • If you prefer to use shortening, substitute 5 tablespoons shortening and 1 tablespoon water for the 6 tablespoons butter, and add 1/2 cup additional baking mix.

Directions

1) Preheat the oven to 400°F.

2) Mix all of the ingredients except the the sparkling or granulated sugar, beating until smooth.

3) Drop 1" balls of dough in the sparkling or granulated sugar (a teaspoon cookie scoop is useful for this).

4) Roll the balls in the sugar and place at least 2" apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.

5) Bake the cookies for 6 to 8 minutes, until their edges are light brown.

6) Remove the cookies from the oven, and allow them to cool for a minute or two, until they're firm enough to move; then transfer them to a rack to finish cooling.

Yield: 3 dozen cookies.

Reviews

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  • star rating 03/29/2015
  • NewEnglandScene from KAF Community
  • The taste of the final product is 'buttery bland'. I do not recommend this recipe. The only reason I tried it was that I happened to have a box of All Purpose Baking Mix, which I tried for pancakes, and was disappointed with. Mark this as two disappointments from that box. I don't recommend the baking mix or these cookies. However, if you are determined to make them, a couple suggestions. 1) Soften the butter to more than room temperature. Otherwise, the mixture is too dry to work with as you are combining. 2) Throw it all into one bowl and mix as recommended in the recipe is a bad idea. Just like any recipe, better to cream the fat and sugar first, add the egg and vanilla and THEN add the mix. Oh yes, and the suggested cooking time is way off. These cookies took more like 11-12 minutes ...which is about right for a sugar cookie. This recipe was truly a waste of time. The remainder of the baking mix is going in the bin ...and with it the remainder of these cookies. King Arthur ought to stick to flour. The KA baking mix and recipes like this diminish the bank. So much for my adventure with KA All Purpose Baking Mix...

    We're sorry this one didn't work out for you. Give our Hotline a call at 1-855-371-2253 and we can help you find some recipes that you'll like. Laurie@KAF

  • star rating 07/26/2014
  • Francie from Katy TX
  • We used sucralose instead of confectioners and brown sugar instead of granulated. Almond extract. It felt too dry to scoop so I added one more egg and a tablespoon of water to the final batch. It scooped perfectly. Didn't flatten out though so we used the cross hatch fork method on the second batch. They both tasted amazing, the second batch was more like a real cookie. My husband loves the first batch crumbles over his yogurt!
  • star rating 04/03/2014
  • Rani from Allentown, PA
  • I have a different version of this recipe. Have you revised it from an earlier edition? It is my children's favorite sugar cookie. Here are my notes: Preheat oven to 350F. Mix these wet ingredients: 3 ozs. butter/shortening, 2 ozs. plain yogurt (lowfat or full-fat), 5 ozs. sugar, and vanilla to taste. Sift these dry ingredients: 8 ozs, flour, half teaspoon baking soda, quarter teaspoon salt. Combine wet and dry ingredients, along with one well-beaten egg (optional). Shape and flatten cookies. Bake for 10 mins., or till edges are golden brown. For a chewier cookie, add an ounce of corn syrup or sugar syrup to dough before shaping cookies.
  • star rating 06/25/2013
  • Hrock420 from Michigan
  • Sucks
  • star rating 10/03/2012
  • Lisa Cornely from KAF Community
  • I was a bit skeptical about baking with Baking Mix, but I decided to give the simple sugar cookies a try. The recipe was easy to follow and prepare, with just a few ingredients. The cookies were baked in no time. They certainly were simple to prepare and they turned out really good. Thanks KAF, and I'm so glad I gave the baking mix a try.
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