Baking has always been something I love to do, but I’ve never had the time to stop and try new things. With the crazy trend of “Unicorn” items being around I figured why not try to make my own.
Now being in the kitchen is not something I do everyday, but it’s definitely something I want to get better at. I looked at a bunch of other food bloggers Sugar Cookie recipes to try to see the best way to make soft, gooey sugar cookie that still also has a crunch on the outside. While reading I realized the secret ingredient to soft cookies is corn starch.
Now these may take a little longer than normal sugar cookies just because in the end you have to separate the dough into however many colors you want to make them. I did three and thought it was perfect. Another thing to keep in mind is the cooking time. They should take about 9-10 minutes. DO NOT OVER BAKE THEM. They may still look a little raw when you take them out, but if the bottom looks light brown you are all set. They will firm up a little more when they sit for a few minutes.
For my first try on this recipe I thought they came out perfect! I am so excited to share these with family and friends. If you do try out this recipe feel free to snap a few picture and send them my way or just let me know what you think!
Now let’s get started…
This recipe yields about 12 cookies.
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 1/2 teaspoons real vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons corn starch
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 drops pink, 2 drops blue & 3 drops green food coloring. (Any colors will work!)
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and spray cookie sheet with cooking oil.
- Combine butter, sugar, egg and extracts into a mixing bowl. With a hand-held electronic mixer (or stand mixer if you have one) beat on medium/high until ingredients are well creamed. Do not be stingy with this! Make sure mixture looks light and fluffy.
- Now add flour, corn starch and baking soda. Mix until all ingredients are combined and the dough is formed. Should be just a minute or so.
- Separate the dough into three different mixing bowls (or however many colors you plan to make your cookies.)
- Add food coloring into different bowls. Turn your mixer back to medium/high and mix until colors are spread evenly on dough.
- Take a small amount of each dough and roll together in your hands until they look tie-dyed. The ball should be about an inch and a half in diameter. Do this 12 times on two different baking sheets. Dough balls should be spread about 2 inches apart.
- Bake for 9-10 minutes, let cool, and enjoy your beautiful cookies.