When it comes to cookies, sugar cookies are some of the prettiest. Cut out into whimsical shapes, dusted with sprinkles, or covered in frosting and elaborate decor, there are all kinds of ways to dress up these sweet treats. The problem is some sugar cookies wind up being more fun to look at than they are to eat. There are thousands, if not millions of sugar cookies out there, but not all of them are decent. Too many sugar cookies are average at best, providing a blase eating experience that looks better than it actually tastes. This unfortunately leads the sugar cookie to be entirely underrated and overlooked. When given the choice, sugar is often the last kind of cookie that one would choose as their favorite.
Well, I happen to love sugar cookies. Why? Because when they’re done right, they are absolutely incredible. They’re simple, sweet, buttery, and classic, with flavors evoking the memories of Christmases long since passed and afternoons spent baking in the kitchen with my mother. You see, when sugar cookies are good, they’re really good. You’ve just got to find the right one.