Vegetarian

Soft and Chewy Sugar Cookies

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April  2, 2010
Author Notes

This recipe comes from playing around in the kitchen with an old sugar cookie recipe and some new ingredients. —Savour

  • Serves 12
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1.125 cups flour
  • 1.2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 pinch salt
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Melt butter in a saucepan or in the microwave until just melted.
  2. Add sugars and corn syrup to melted butter in a mixing bowl, and mix thoroughly.
  3. Add egg yolk, yogurt and vanilla, and stir until combined.
  4. Add flour, cornstarch, soda and salt, stir until the flour is entirely incorporated.
  5. Chill the dough overnight in the refrigerator.
  6. Preheat oven to 375.
  7. Using an ice cream scoop that scoops about 1.5 Tablespoons of dough, scoop the dough into balls, evenly spaced on a cookie sheet lined with parchment or a silpat.
  8. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes, or until cookies are golden brown around the edges. They may look a little soft in the center.
  9. Let cookies cool thoroughly, and enjoy.

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