RECIPE: The Secret to great sugar cookies
I just finished baking my Christmas Cutout Sugar Coookies and I wanted to share the secrets since so many people have trouble with sugar cookies being too dry etc. Several years ago a dear friend of mine taught me how to properly make sugar cookies and now I make them every year. They are always requested and always good.
(No matter what recipe you use) My biggest tips are roll them thick -maybe 3/8 to 1/4 inch in thickness. Also, bake them only until the bottoms are light brown in color. The tops may look white but that's Ok. Second, the icing. I use a buttercream recipe and add extra vanilla and a little salt. It makes an amazing difference in the cookies.
I hope this helps someone.