Monday, June 17, 2013

The Secret to Perfect Sugar Cookies

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Did you know that the perfect sugar cookie comes with a secret? It's a secret I just learned. Normally, any given sugar cookie recipe has done the trick for me. I mean, honestly, you can't really mess these cookies up. 

Here comes a big BUT. If you don't know the secret ingredient then you haven't had the perfect sugar cookie and in turn, you didn't know you were missing something. 

Take a look at the recipe and see if you can figure out the subtle ingredient that makes a huge difference. 

Perfect Sugar Cookies

1 cup sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1-2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
1 egg
2 1/2 cups unbleached flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

Mix ingredients together, roll into balls. 

Place cookie dough balls onto cookie sheet. Press balls lightly using the flat bottom of a glass, dipped in sugar. 

Bake for 12 minutes. Do not over-bake to ensure a chewy cookie.


Did the coconut extract surprise you? It's just enough that you can tell these cookies are better than average, but not too much that you're thinking these are coconut cookies.
Give them a try and let me know what you think!

{recipe from a close family friend}


  1. Ahhh I must try this!!! Sounds DELICIOUS!!! :)

  2. Holy moly I love a good sugar cookie! These look so delicious!

  3. So interesting! I'm totally going to have to try it! :-)


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