I remember when I was in college, they used to sell some of the best sugar cookies in the on campus cafe. The other day I found an awesome recipe for sugar cookies, "The Best Chewy Sugar Cookies Recipe" from AddaPinch.com and I have to say, it is one of the best sugar cookies I've ever made.
Things we did
1. *Sugar - Now, I have a sweet tooth and I loved them, but some of my kids said they were too sweet (can you believe it?) so you may want to decrease the amount of sugar.
2. **Creaming the butter and sugar. I usually always cream the butter and sugar in a recipe with just a wooden spoon but this time I decided to use the mixer for the three minutes and the dough came out so light and fluffy! It was probably the softest cookie dough I've ever worked with.
3. ***The directions call for cooking them 8-10. After 8 minutes they didn't look so done to me, so I left them in for 10 and I still wasn't satisfied so I ended up leaving them in for 15 minutes. I think this produced a crispier cookie than if I had left them in for the time specified, but they still had a great deal of chewiness to them, so I was satisfied. I definitely want to try these again, in shaa Allah and I may reduce the time in the oven some from what I did this time as I know they still continue to cook on the cookie sheet for a bit.