When Charming called to say he was bringing 3 friends to Game Night I wondered if I'd made enough food. I quickly decided I hadn't and decided to make these easy sugar cookies. Good thing I made that decision because he's obviously not taking math...three friends was actually FIVE friends. Fortunately, two of our regular guests brought a little bit of snack with them as well, so we were covered, but the cookies definitely got eaten - phew!
This is the quick and easy Sugar Cookie recipe I found earlier today(via Tastespotting) on Rah Cha Chow. Tracy swore it was easy and good and I'm seriously glad I bookmarked this recipe because it was one of those down and dirty things that used nothing exotic and turned out as well as I'd hoped. Hold on to this recipe for when you need to come up with something fast.
Easy Sugar Cookies - from Rah Cha Chow (who adapted it from Allrecipes)
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract [I always use more than called for.]
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla. In two batches, blend in the dry ingredients. [Have faith, it will eventually all blend in, but at first you're seriously going to think you don't have enough liquid to make a dough. Just keep mixing.] Use a medium size Pampered Chef scoop to drop mounds of dough onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 11-13 minutes in the preheated oven. I like mine chewy, so I pulled them out at 11:00 minutes...if you like yours more crisp, let them brown a little. Let stand on cookie sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.