the storied recipe
From an Iconic NYC Baker
This quick sugar cookie recipe doesn't compromise on results. No chill, no spread dough is perfect for decorating - which you can do BEFORE baking!
Contributed by my podcast guest Seth Greenberg, this recipe has made millions of cookies over 50 years!
- 2 sticks sweet butter - 1⁄4 lb sugar - 2 egg yolks - 1⁄2 tsp kosher salt - 1 tsp pure vanilla extract - 325 g flour – sifted - Sanding Sugar
Don't shortchange the creaming step. Beat the butter and sugar until you no longer feel any grains of sugar when rubbing a small pinch between your thunb and forefinger.
Otherwise, you'll develop the gluten. For a soft cookie, use a few turns of a mixer to incorporate the dry ingredients. Knead very lightly to finish mixing.
Simply by brushing with butter, then sprinkling on sanding sugar (or Muscovado sugar for a rustic look).
The BEST No Spread & No Chill Sugar Cookie Recipe!
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