Baking and decorating sugar cookies is one of the fun things I swear everyone should do once in a while. In fact, during the holidays it’s the top thing to do with family and friends. Here’s how to bake the best sugar cookies ever!
How To Bake The Best Sugar Cookies Easily
- Start with an easy sugar cookies recipe
- Get the right sugar cookie baking tools and essentials to help you bake the best sugar cookies
Start With An Easy Sugar Cookie Recipe
Firstly, start with this easy sugar cookies recipe below – it’s my go-to recipe for baking amazing sugar cookies!
Easy Sugar Cookies Recipe
Wet Ingredients Sugar Cookies Recipe:
- 1 1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour (leveled)
- 2 tbsp All-Purpose Flour (for rolling)
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/4 tsp Salt
Dry Ingredients Sugar Cookies Recipe:
- 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter
- 1/2 cup White Sugar
- 1 1/2 Vanilla Extract or 3/4 Banana Extract and 3/4 Coconut Extract
- 1/2 Egg
Full easy sugar cookies recipe guide here
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Get the right sugar cookie baking tools and essentials to help you bake the best sugar cookies
Once you choose your sugar cookie recipe it’s time to bake sugar cookies! Here are a few baking tools and essentials to help you bake the best sugar cookies:
- Electric Mixer
- Mixing Bowls
- Measuring Spoons, Cups, and/or a Scale
- Cookie Cutters
- Flour Shaker
- Adjustable Rolling Pin
- Cookie Baking Tray
- Cooling Rack
- Oven Mitts
Baking the best sugar cookies is way easier and quicker when you use an electric mixer. In fact, an electric mixer mixes the butter, sugar, egg, and extract within minutes vs mixing these ingredients manually.
Three Mixing Bowls
When baking sugar cookies you can use one bowl. However, I find using three mixing bowls is best. One bowl for mixing the egg before adding the egg to the other wet ingredients, a second mixing bowl for mixing wet ingredients and the third bowl for mixing dry ingredients.
A sifter helps remove any lumps or debris from the flour which helps creates better cookie dough.
Measuring Spoons, Cups, and/or a Scale
Accurate measuring is important for baking delicious treats. Thus, measuring spoons, cups and or scales is a must. Thankfully, they are very affordable at Walmart.
A spatula is a must for prepping the cookie dough – it’s very useful for folding dry ingredients and for scaping the bowl.
Your cookie cutters can be plastic or metal to me it doesn’t matter. In fact, from experience they both get the job done. I ordered a set of plastic cookie cutters a while back and they still rock! Recently, I used them to make some Halloween sugar cookies and I was very happy with the results.
While a flour shaker isn’t a must it definitely helps add flour evenly to the rolling surface.
Adjustable Rolling Pin
An adjustable rolling pin that evenly flattens your cookie dough helps you create the best even height cookies.
Cookie Baking Tray
Cookie baking tray is a must. Thankfully they’re not expensive. However, the bigger cookie trays will cost more. Therefore, if you only plan on baking small batches of sugar cookies use a small cookie tray.
A cooling rack is another must item especially if you want to avoid soggy cookies.
Finally, grab your favorite pair of oven mitts and you are now ready to start baking your sugar cookies.