Monday, September 8, 2014

Drop Cracked Sugar Cookies

Time to make another Care Package:)  My oldest, is doing graduate studies at Texas A&M so I send him care packages from home.  Last time I sent some Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies  This time I made some Sugar Cookies.

These cookies are drop cookies but they can still be "decorated" with colored sugar crystals if you wish.  I chose yellow and orange for fall. Tim thought a sprinkling of orange would go good on the yellow cookie - see front cookie.    I also used granulated sugar.    The results were  both pretty and delicious.  A very moist cookie with a slight chewiness that was simple yet elegantly decorated.    

Note:  This is a great recipe to make with kids.

Drop Cracked Sugar Cookies
From Savory Sweet Life

Makes 32 medium sized cookies – Adapted from All


1 1/4 cups white sugar

1 cup salted butter

3 egg yolks

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

1/4 teaspoon of salt

1/3 cup coarse sugar crystals or regular granulated sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Cream together butter and sugar until it is nice and creamy.  Mix in 1 egg yolk at a time and vanilla extract.   Add flour, baking soda, cream of tarter, and salt until cookie dough is completely mixed.  Be sure to scrape down the bowl to be sure everything is mixed.  Using a medium scoop, form dough balls and roll them in sugar crystals.  Place cookie balls on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper 2 inches apart from one another.  Be sure not to flatten the dough.  Bake for 12-14 minutes until the surface of each cookies have a cracked like texture.  Remove from oven and allow cookies to remain on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.  Enjoy!

Out-of-the-Oven Goodness


  1. Your cookies turned out to be beauties! Yum!

  2. wow! I've never tried cookies like these