Happy National Sugar Cookie Day! If you were looking for an excuse to make a batch of these chewy, heavenly wonders, this is a great excuse! You can make a classic sugar cookie just like what your mother would make to bring a smile to your face, or you can get a little more crazy and try out a new flavor and approach to this timeless dessert. No matter how you cookie cut it, you will end up with scrumptious cookies to celebrate, clearly, the most important day in the food world. Because, who doesn’t like sugar cookies? To help you fall more in love with sugar cookies, we’ve included 10 facts about these lovely little treats. Enjoy!
It’s debatable whether the sugar cookie was invented in Europe in the 17th century, or by settlers in Pennsylvania in the 1700’s.
https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2013/12/20/chewy-brown-sugar-cookies/ Photos and Recipe By: Sally’s Baking Addiction
The settlers shaped the cookies like a keystone which is the state’s symbol.
http://dearcrissy.com/soft-maple-sugar-cookies/#_a5y_p=5024107 Photos and Recipe By: Dear Crissy
You know the cookies are done when the edges are slightly brown.
http://www.lordbyronskitchen.com/unicorn-poop-cookies/ Photos and Recipe By: Lord Byron’s Kitchen
Covering sugar cookies in icing and sprinkles is the original and delicious way to eat them!
https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2014/05/27/soft-cut-out-sugar-cookies/ Photos and Recipe By: Sally’s Baking Addiction
In the year 2003, Congress argued over whether the official cookie of Pennsylvania was the chocolate chip cookie or the sugar cookie!
http://www.melskitchencafe.com/white-velvet-sugar-cookies/ Photos and Recipe By: Mel’s Kitchen Cafe
Some of the old names for Sugar Cookies are: jumbles, crybabies, plunkets and gimblettes.
http://just-add-sprinkles.com/2015/07/31/sprinkled-sugar-cookies/ Photos and Recipes By: Just Add Sprinkles
Large Sugar Granules get you a chewy, thick cookie.
http://www.alattefood.com/chewy-sugar-cookies/ Photos and Recipe By: A Latte Food
Fine Sugar Granules will result in a flatter, crispy cookie.
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Sugar cookie dough used to be boiled to make it drier so it would last longer on long journeys.
http://insidebrucrewlife.com/2017/03/vanilla-unicorn-sugar-cookie-bars/ Photos and Recipe By: Inside Bru Crew Life
There is a chance these cookies could have even been thought up in the 7th century by a baker not wanting to waste any of his dough.
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All Mennonite and Amish foods are perfection. Try out this recipe to celebrate this momentous sugar cookie day.
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Do you have some allergies or intolerances in the house? Not to worry, these cookies make everyone happy!
https://www.veggieinspired.com/cinnamon-sugar-cookies-gluten-free/ Photos and Recipe By: Veggie Inspired
Sour Cream is delicious on potatoes and in veggie dip, but it’s the best in desserts!
http://www.myhomemadeheaven.com/soft-sour-cream-sugar-cookies/ Photos and Recipe By: My Home Made Heaven
For all those chocolate lovers out there, we haven’t forgotten about you!
http://sweetopia.net/2013/12/chocolate-sugar-cookie-recipe-cut-out-cookies/ Photos and Recipe By: Sweetopia
Foodies, unite! This cookie is so delicious and filled with the flavors of your favorite classic tea.
http://thebusybaker.ca/earl-grey-shortbread-cookies/ Photos and Recipe By: The Busy Baker