Video:How to Make Sugar Cookieswith Gretchen Siegchrist
Sugar cookies are a simple and sweet treat that you can easily dress up by decorating for holidays and special occasions. See how to make sugar cookies from scratch.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Make Sugar CookiesHi, I'm Gretchen Siegchrist for About.com Food, and I'm going to show you how to make sugar cookies. These cookies are fun to make and decorate around the holidays, or any time of year.
Sugar Cookie IngredientsFor this recipe, you will need:
- 1/2 cup of butter at room temperature
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons of milk
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 3/4 cups flour
Mix the Sugar Cookie IngredientsBegin by preheating the oven to 325 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together the butter, sugar, egg and milk, using an electric hand mixer. Mix the dry ingredients together in a separate bowl. Gradually add the dry ingredients, mixing as you go. The dough will be lumpy after it has been mixed together, but you can just use your hands to press it together and form a ball.
Roll the Sugar Cookie DoughSprinkle flour on the rolling surface and also coat the rolling pin. Roll out the dough until it is nice and thin. Now use the cookie cutters to shape the cookies.
Bake the Sugar CookiesUse a spatula to transfer the cookies onto the cookie sheet. Peel the extra dough away from the cookies. We will use this and roll it out again to make our second batch. Sprinkle sugar on top of the cookies and then put them in the oven. You will want them to cook for about eight minutes. Let the cookies cool before serving.
Enjoy! Thanks for watching. To learn more, visit us on the Web at food.about.com.
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