I've been slacking on my search for the greatest sugar cookie ever. Here's cookie #5:
recipe from MelsKitchenCafe.com
(the picture is mine... her pictures are WAY better)
I've had this recipe lined up to try since before Thanksgiving. But I had to get through all my apple desserts, and squeeze in all those pumpkin desserts first. I made these a few days before Christmas. They were delicious. Although, you can tell from the picture that mine got a little crisp around the edges. The recipe has you bake them at 400 degrees for 7-8 minutes... I would check them sooner than that. The only other adjustment I made to the recipe was using more vanilla and no almond extract. I'm not a fan of almond extract and even though I planned on using it... I couldn't find it in my cupboard and it wasn't worth pulling everything off the top shelf to find one little bottle. The frosting was divine tasting, disastrous for me though because I was doing like 80 things while preparing the frosting so I read the directions wrong (pay attention), and then just as I'd solved that fiasco, I realized midway through I'd stopped halving the recipe. So it tasted good, but was a runny goop that we ended up just dipping our cookies in. Hence the no pictures of actual frosted cookies.
Thoughts on this cookie: This cookie was soft (once I started checking on them and pulling them out of the oven before they got crisp edges) and thick with just the right amount of crumbliness as you took a bite. The frosting (had I not made disastrous mistakes) may make this cookie. It was yummy, even runny and weird. And the cookie was delicious even with a strange frosting dip.