Why This Blog?


Come in and make yourself at home. I'm so happy to be able to share my recipes here with you.

I bake mostly cookies, quick breads, muffins and scones -- sometimes pie, sometimes cake, but nothing too fancy. I prefer simple recipes that call for ingredients that I already have in my kitchen.

These are the recipes I will share with you. They come from family and friends, magazine clippings saved through the years, favorite cookbooks, and other blogs.

I'm so glad you came to visit. Enjoy your stay!

Michael Ann

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Perfect Sugar Cookie

I saw this recipe on a great blog called Attack of the Hungry Monster. With a name like The Perfect Sugar Cookie how could I not investigate? Well, I have no qualms about saying, "Yes, these ARE the perfect sugar cookies!!"  I would not lie to you. Seriously, these are WONDERFUL!  Crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside.  My kids loved them and so did my friends who were lucky enough to get a sample.  Try these soon, you won't be sorry!

This photo is what my cookies looked like with natural raw sugar. You can see Renee's photo (she used colored sugar) and her original recipe HERE.  
The Perfect Sugar Cookie
Yield ~30 cookies

1-1/2 sticks butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 egg white
1 TB vanilla
2-1/4 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
Sanding sugar, whatever kind or colors you like. I just used Raw Sugar for a natural look.

Preheat oven to 350-F.

Cream butter and sugars together.  Add egg, egg white and vanilla.  In small bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda.  Add to creamed mixture and stir until combined.  Using a spoon or cookie scoop,  scoop dough and roll into balls about the size of a golf ball.  Roll each ball into the sanding sugar and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.   Bake for 13-15 minutes or until slightly browned. Do not over-bake!  Cool for a minute on cookie sheet. Remove and cool on wire rack.

Happy Baking!


  1. These look heavenly! I have it printed and on the fridge, right next to the Brown Sugar Cookies recipe. The weekend cannot come fast enough so I can try them both! Thanks, Michael Ann~

  2. Yum!! Thanks for sharing these. Although I usually just bake sugar cookies from a package :(

  3. Yay! Thanks for featuring me. I am digging your blog, too ;)

  4. Hi There - this is my first (& won't be my last) visit to your blog. I found you thru my good friend Angie at A'lil Country Sugar. I am a cookie monster and am bookmarking these to make soon. Come visit me sometime - www.thebetterbaker.blogspot.com

  5. You know this might just be the recipe for me. I have been very cautious with baking cookies because of over-baking. But your instructions are so simple that I will file them away especially for Christmas time. Great to meet you via Voiceboks!

  6. Oh, my...I just visited a blog post about ice cream and now sugar cookies!! These look amazing and I can't wait to try them!! Apparently, that is going to have to be today - right along with my ice cream lol!

    I just love your blog =) Visiting from voiceBoks Members to Remember!


  7. Yum, my girls love sugar cookies and I've been on the hunt for a new one. My current recipe tastes wonderful but they're so delicate that they just crumble up when you try to eat them. Not a good idea for toddlers!

  8. Okay so I like sugar, I like cookies and I like perfection so this one is perfect for me. Great recipe. They look delicious.

  9. I'm so excited to try this as I just love sugar cookies! YUM!

  10. Hi!
    I love your recipes. Can't wait to try these cookies. I tagged you in a blogging game. Check out my blog for details. Hope you can play!

  11. I have not ever baked sugar cookies with brown sugar, sounds like a recipe to try! Thanks for sharing this one!

  12. My kids and I are trying this this weekend. I'll tell you how it goes. Looks amazing.

  13. AAAWWWWW! Thanks and thanks again for letting me know you tried my blueberry biscuits. I'm just delighted that you made them - and are adding them to your file. WOOOHOOO!! We'll keep in touch...Enjoy a wonderful weekend.

  14. These look really good. I'll have to try it for my Christmas sugar cookies. Love your website layout too!! Stopping by from Voiceboks Members to Remember. :)

  15. Oh, I'm printing this for my husband to bake for the holidays. We do honey balls for xmas, but these would be good for Thanksgiving! I bet we can get some orange sprinkly stuff for the top to make it festive.
    Thanks for posting.
    Visiting from VoiceBoks.....
    The bowl, still looks white. HAHA.

  16. Oh, oh, oh...I have to make these for my husband. He's a huge fan of sugar cookies and is also very picky. They have to be just the right texture and crispness. Me, I'll eat leftover cookie crumbs off the floor (embarrassed grin), any flavor...any time. I'm a total cookie lover. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Can't wait to try it out!


  17. Yum! I love sugar cookies!

  18. Just the picture alone is making my hung-ary!

  19. I will be definitely be baking these cookies for the kids. They love sugar cookies. I love your blog. I come in every other day to see what delicious recipe you put up.

    Visiting you from VB- Members to Remember

  20. How are you so skinny?
    Stopping by from VB Members to Remember (a day late!)

  21. Michael Ann, my husband's favorite cookies are sugar cookies. I will try this recipe out on him.

    Thank you! Pat


  22. I love sugar cookies! =)

    Im a new follower, found your blog thru The Wednesday Baker.


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