Last year a friend asked if I’d auction off a kind of “Cookie of the Month” service for our school’s silent auction. The highest bidder would get freshly made cookies dropped off at their house once a month. I was worried Todd would end up having to bid on me, but someone beat him to it and for the past few months I’ve been taking cookies to a sweet family who are open minded about the arrangement and have happily accepted whatever I’ve felt like making including what are currently my best sugar cookies.
Best Sugar Cookies Update! I have a new favorite.
While “best sugar cookies” is certainly subjective, this recipe is my favorite sugar cookie. The recipe calls for a mixture of cream cheese and vegetable oil which gives the cookies an interesting texture. In addition, I use a special extract to give them a flavor that reminds some people of the sugar cookies served at Potbelly. These cookies, which are adapted from an old recipe from Cook’s Illustrated, can be made big or small. And finally, the recipe doesn’t require an electric mixer!
My second favorite would be Secret Ingredient Sugar Cookies. The secret ingredient is instant pudding mix. Readers seem to think these are the best sugar cookies.
The link to this recipe gives me a 404/not found. I’d love to try it–can you put the recipe in the comment box. I really just need the ingredients and the baking time. I can figure out how to put it together. thanks!
thank you for the information, it was so helpful. I’m def. going to give this a try this year.
Kim, those are great questions!
What we did was auction off a certificate saying the winner would get 2 dozen cookies delivered every month for 4 months. The certificate included contact info and the winner could get the cookies on any day (provided I was in town) or for any even she/he wanted. My winner just told me to bring her whatever, whenever (evenings) and we discussed some of her favorites. As for delivery, I put my cookies in brown sacks from Paper Mart. These are the BEST. I love these little bags because they are functional and not unattractive. They’re not flashy, but they look good and they keep the cookies fresh.
But you can package things however you want. At one point, the Target Dollar Stop at these cute $1.00 canvas bags and I put a bunch of the filled brown bags in the canvas sack and delivered the cookies in that.
These cookies look great, but I love the idea of cookie of the month, I love to bake and this would make a great gift idea if the opportunities arises this year with my two ds school. Can I ask a few questions:
How many cookies did you bring? Was is a dozen or two?
How did you bring them over? Reusable tins or just wrapped in saran wrap?
Did the receivers after getting to know them were able to make requests? did you try maybe a quick bread one month in place of cookies?
I love to bake it’s my one passion and hopefully one day a career, and I just love this idea…
I just stopped by and looked again at that photo. Are the milk glass and composition book really small or are those cookies huge? Just wondering. I think the recipe says they’re abut 5 inch cookies but yours look bigger.
I just did a bunch of data entry at my volunteer job. Maybe my brain is playing tricks on me.
I’m a sucker for sugar cookies and these look great. Would you be willing to post your tweaked version with the cane juice crystals? Thanks!
Hi, any updates on those compost cookies ?? I keep checking !!
I haven’t made sugar cookies in years, not even this past christimas. If you say this one is the best (for now) then I believe you.
Sugar cookies are the BEST. These look excellent!
I also offered a cookie-of-the-month at an auction and delivered my third batch — classic chocolate chips — this morning! So far, only complements.
They look like a perfect sugar cookie.
I have been tempted to try those cookies so I’m glad to hear you like them.
I like you site’s new look. Very crisp and bright.
They sound fabulous, for sure!