Treat your family and friends to the best tasting Thanksgiving Point sugar cookie recipe. Learn how to make delicious cookies from scratch that will be gone in no time!
An Easy Sugar Cookie Recipe
Thanksgiving Point sugar cookies are the perfect treat for gatherings and family parties. Delicious and easy to make, this recipe will give you delicious sugar cookies that everyone will love. Learn how to make these mouth-watering treats from scratch, and get ready for the compliments to pour in!
First, our loves our outings to Thanksgiving Point. The farm is one of our favorite places! My daughter spends most of her time with the horses. (Of course!)
Second, Thanksgiving Point has a dinaosaur museum. My son loves the dinosaurs and running through the Children's Garden.
Last, our favorite place to stop before we leave is always the sweet shop. Floor to ceiling the small candy store is always filled with nostalgic candy and treats that we enjoy today.
Occasionally we stop by the Emporium for a sugar cookie. It's always beautifully decorated and almost too good looking to eat.
Gather your ingredients
Before starting this recipe, it’s important to make sure you gather the necessary ingredients. You will need sugar, butter, vanilla extract, baking soda, salt, and flour. These are all standard ingredients that can be bought at any grocery store. Gather them together before you start to make sure your cookies turn out perfectly!
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a large bowl, cream the sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla extract. Combine baking soda, salt and flour together in a separate bowl before adding it to the creamed mixture. Mix well to combine all of the ingredients. Using your hands, roll freshly made dough into 1 inch balls and place them onto an ungreased baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for 10 minutes or until lightly golden brown at the edges. Leave to cool before serving! Enjoy!
Combine butter, white sugar and egg in a large bowl and mix until creamy
Combining butter and sugar together in a large bowl until creamy is an important step to creating the perfect Thanksgiving Point sugar cookie recipe. Start by using a stand or electric mixer to regularly beat softened unsalted butter and white sugar. Once the mixture turns into a light and fluffy consistency, you can add in your egg and mix it until combined. You’ll want to be sure that your ingredients are at room temperature so that they will mix better together for consistent results every time!
Add in vanilla extract, salt and baking powder and stir until ingredients are blended together
To add a little extra flavor to your cookie recipe, add some vanilla extract. This is a great way to give the cookies something special that your guests will be sure to appreciate. Also add in salt and baking powder and stir until they are blended together. The baking powder helps give the cookies their nice fluffy texture while the salt reduces any sweetness from the sugar. Your finished batter should have an even appearance with no white or yellow streaks of ingredient left in it.
Gradually add in flour, stirring constantly but gently until a soft dough is formed
Slowly add in the flour, one cup at a time, and stirring gently but constantly. After each addition of flour, you should have a soft doughy consistency. You should be able to pinch the dough between your fingers and it will hold it’s shape without it feeling sticky. Do not over mix the cookie dough or you may create tough or dry cookies! Once all the flour has been added and blended in, roll out the dough using a rolling pin.
Emporium at Thanksgiving Point Sugar Cookie Recipe
- ½ cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp almond extract
- 1 egg
- ½ cup sour cream or greek yogurt
- 3 ¼ cup unbleached all purpose flour or gluten free flour blend
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 1 ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
Cream the butter and sugar together in a large mixer bowl set on medium speed. Add the egg, vanilla, almond extracts and sour cream (or yogurt) and continue mixing until blended well. Scrape the sides of the mixing bowl if necessary. Add dry ingredients slowly to the cookie dough, mixing until thoroughly combined. Mixture should become a ball in the mixer. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1-2 hours. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface. Roll until cookie dough is ¼ inch thickness.
Cut out cookies in various shapes and place on lightly greased cookie sheet. Cook for 8-10 minutes or until done. Remove from oven and allow the cookies to cool on a wire rack before frosting.
Frost each cookie with thinned buttercream frosting.
My neighbor was just telling me about this recipe, so I googled it and found you, thank you for posting this! I can't wait to try it out!
No problem! Enjoy!!