Cracked Sugar Cookies

As a last minute dish to make when meeting a few friends I really couldn’t think of anything to make. At the time I didn’t have my usual ingredients to make certain cakes or cookies. So I improvised by making sugar cookies.

Here are the ingredients needed for this recipe:

  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (or salted and in which case you can opt out of the salt in the recipe)
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (I used 1/2 cup of bread flour and 2 cups of all-purpose)
  • 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350°F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

Step 2: In a large bowl, cream together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy.

Step 3: Beat in the egg yolks and vanilla extract.

Step 4: Sift in the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt; stir to combine.

Step 5: Scoop out 2 Tbsp. of dough and form into a ball.

Step 6: Place dough balls 2 inches apart on baking sheet. (Do not flatten, will spread out while baking)

Step 7: Bake for 14-15 minutes, or until the tops are cracked and are just turning color.