The Sugar Cookie Showdown
Everyone likes their sugar cookies different. Some like them chewy, some like them fluffy, and some prefer the…”Swig”? No matter how you like them, I’m here to guide you to the one you want. See I’ve eaten my fair share of cookies. Thank goodness I haven’t kept count because I honestly don’t think I would want to know. What I do know is the best recipe is out there for each one, and I know because I’ve tried them all. Let’s get started with The Sugar Cookie Showdown.
The “Fluffy”: These sugar cookies are cake like and similar to the cookies you buy at the grocery store. They will hold a heart shape and a circle shape but since they spread and puff up when baked and aren’t best suited for cut-outs. They have sour cream in the dough which helps give them their fluffy texture.
The “Chewy”: I’ve been using this recipe for years from Our Best Bites. It’s hands down the best recipe for cut-outs because they hold their shape. I’m using the term chewy very loosely here. It’s not super chewy but is definitely not cakey and has a buttery flavor.
The “Swig” : If you missed my post yesterday, I talked all about the Swig sugar cookie…currently my favorite. It has a slightly crisp outside and soft inside with a cracked edge. Incredibly unique and no rolling!
So now that you have all you need to know, get baking! I always make my kids huge sugar cookies for Valentine’s Day with their names on it. If you’re not a sugar cookie person (we can’t be friends), this Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake would be a tasty alternative.
I would love to know if you make any of these cookies. Tag me on Instagram @thegirlwho8everything so I can see how they turned out.
*I do have a sugar cookie bar recipe on my site, but I’ve developed an even better version coming out in my cookbook later this year.