Monday, March 10, 2014

Chewy Sugar Cookies

Ahhh March!  So happy you have arrived (and finally brought some warmer weather!)  So glad that spring is on the way?  Did you enjoy the month of letter's post during February?  I hope so!  I know I missed some posts here and there, but I did successfully mail at least one letter each day in February - I was pretty impressed with myself and happy to have me my goal!  Now we are back to our regularly scheduled Peanut Life Adventures posts.  Time for a new recipe on Monday!  Let's start the week off right!

No doubt about it, I love sugar cookies.  Add a little bit of frosting and you have my perfect cookie.  Sugar cookies have always been my favorite.  I like a nice soft sugar cookie - just barely cooked.  I don't like thin and crispy cookies, but rather a chewy cookie that melts in your mouth.  I'm still on the hunt for the "perfect" cookie (and frosting), so if you have any suggestions, send them my way!
In my hunt for my definition of the perfect cookie, I stumbled upon these chewy sugar cookies with a light frosting glaze - definitely worth a try!  And they didn't disappoint!  They were delicious and lived up to their name - nice soft and chewy!
Chewy Sugar Cookies
Recipe adapted from Lil'Luna
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 2 TBSP shortening (I used Crisco)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 TBSP light corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
Using a stand mixer, cream the butter, sugar, shortening, and salt together.  Add in the egg, corn syrup, and vanilla and beat well.  Add in the dry ingredients.  Using a cookie scoop, drop balls of dough onto a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.  Bake for 11 - 13 minutes.  Remove and let cool on a wire rack.  While cookies are cooling, mix the frosting.  
For the frosting, mix 1 cup powdered sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and 1 1/2 Tablespoons of milk (more or less depending on what consistency you want).  Tint with food coloring if desired.  Drizzle frosting over slightly warm cookies, add sprinkles if desired. 

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    1. I have been looking for a delicious chewy sugar cookie recipe. Thanks for helping me check that one off my list! :-)

    2. I can easily jump on the sugar cookie bandwagon with this recipe

    3. Hi Danielle,
      Your Chewy Sugar Cookies look awesome! Happy St. Patrick’s Day to Ya and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday!
      Come Back Soon,
      Miz Helen

    4. pass the milk please. Thank you for sharing at the hop my friend xo

    5. These look great! I think I will give these a try. My toddler will only eat soft or chewy cookies so I need more of these recipes.
      Thank you for sharing!

    6. Soft chewy sugar cookies are my fav too! Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC.

    7. Chewy sugar cookies are the only kind I like. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.


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