For many years, there has been one recipe that has continued to haunt me. My first ever cooking effort (and repeated endeavors afterward) ended with extreme disappointment. Right before I had started college, I decided I wanted to try my hand at baking. In my head, I would soon be fending for myself and have to learn to cook quickly in order to feed myself. Logically I thought what would be easier than a cookie with few ingredients.
Unfortunately my first experience went haywire. The specific recipe required several ingredients I was not aware of (since I was a novice in cooking) and when confronted with spoiled ingredients I did not recognize them. Instead I used the bad ingredients and my sugar cookies came out so hard my father almost broke a tooth on one. You could literally play hockey with my cookies. It was very… disheartening.
I have never tried sugar cookies again, ever fearful of a repeated offense… until now. I have just graduated with my Masters and after working so hard for so many years, I find myself at a loss of what to do while I job hunt. My fiancé suggested we bake to take my mind off things. So 5 1/2 years later, we have decided to try out the dreaded sugar cookie, in the hopes of finally kicking its butt.
This recipe comes from http://allrecipes.com/recipe/easy-sugar-cookies/. The cookie texture was similar to a snicker-doodle and had a slight buttery after taste. I hope you enjoy my victory as much as I did. 🙂
- 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, 1/4 cup for optional dusting
- 1 Egg
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract