A Proud Moment in Simplyumi History- The Sugar Cookie

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
Yields: About 36 cookies
Step 1: Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
Step 2: In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder.
Step 3: In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth.
Step 4: Beat in egg and vanilla.
Step 5: Gradually blend in the dry ingredients.
Step 6: Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls, and place on the cookie sheets (I either use parchment paper or a butter spray to prevent sticking).
Step 7: Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden.
Step 8: Let stand on cookie sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.
Optional: Sprinkle sugar over cookies.
Step 9: Eat and Enjoy!


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