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 Tried and True: It’s hands down the best recipe for cut-outs because they hold their shape. It’s definitely not cakey and has a buttery flavor. Super soft if you make them thick and crispy if you roll them thin. I’ve made these so many times I have it memorized.
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: Not your traditional cut-out sugar cookie but definitely chewy!
The Buttery: Tender and buttery. Almost flakey? Hard to describe these…
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.
everything looks adorable, and delicious *-*
My favorite sugar cookie recipe is Alton Brown’s – http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/sugar-cookies-recipe.html. It is crispy and really good for cutouts.
I’ll have to try that one…
I love all sugar cookies, maybe I need to make a few of these to figure out exactly what I like best. I love this showdown! Thanks for sharing!
Sugar cookies are my favorite! I don’t care for chocolate chip cookies at all (inconceivable, if you ask my husband). I think the best chocolate chip cookie would be the one without chocolate chips.
I was curious to try the Swig cookie recipe this time (for the kids to give their classmates instead of customary Valentine cards), and confirmed that we are definitely team “fluffy cookie”.
I want to see how you decorate the cookies for your kids! I’m trying to decide what I want to do for them for Valentines Day! So many choices!!
Love crunchy cookies but have to say for me personally there is nothing better than a chewy date and toffee style biscuit – they go perfectly well together and chewy is just extra buttery! Thanks for your share!
My mom always made us giant heart-shaped sugar cookies with our names on them for Valentine’s Day too! Now I do it for my kids, and it is hands-down my favorite tradition! The only downside to it is the fact that my own cookie is ALWAYS gone first. Come on people, give up the self-restraint! 🙂
Haha. I know. I just ate a boat load of cookie dough. UGH.
Yum! I guess tomorrow I’ll be whipping up a batch of sugar cookies…of course, all 3 sound amazing to me so it’ll be hard to decide which recipe to try…
oooh I think I like them all for the reasons that make them different. It’s so nice to have variety 🙂
I’m a fluffy sugar cookie fan! Like the lofthouse ones. I add Greek yogurt to mine and they’re super fluffy … almost bread-like.
I just made sugar cookies this weekend. These are all so cute. It looks like I have a bit more reading today before I am totally around all of the sugar cookies. 🙂
It’s so funny how people have a favorite that they’ll fight about. It’s like spaghetti sauce. I’ve always made a Betty Crocker recipe (probably most like your second cookie here) and I frost them with buttercream. Hands down “the best” in my book. 🙂 I do want to try the Swig, though, since there seems to be so much hubbub about them lately.
So true. People are very committed to their sugar cookie.
I use a Betty Crocker too, “traditional sugar cookie” recipe. They have been the best for 20 years. I know lots of people like OBB, but I don’t think they’re good. The Kneader’s knockoff is my second choice. I love vanilla or almond flavoring and buttercream frosting.
Great post! Pinned it to my cookies board.