Growing Chefs! Ontario Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies

The quintessential holiday cookie! Let your creativity go wild when decorating this tasty treat! The trick to the perfect sugar cookie…make sure to chill the dough for at least 30 minutes. Chilling the dough will make it easier to work with and better hold its shape.
Makes 2 dozen
1 cup all-purpose flour1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar1/2 cup granulated sugar1 cup molasses1 large egg5 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking soda1 tablespoon ground ginger1 tablespoon ground cinnamon1/2 teaspoon ground cloves1/2 teaspoon salt
Measuring spoonsMeasuring cupsMixing bowls of various sizesSpatulaStand mixer with paddle attachmentBaking sheet lined with parchmentCookie cuttersCooling rackTasting spoonsDish towel

Get Organized!

Gather your mise en place; get together all of the equipment needed for the recipe and gather your ingredients.

Get Prepped!

Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

Place butter and sugar in the bowl of the stand mixer and beat until light in color.

Add egg and milk and beat to combine. Put mixer on low speed, gradually add flour, and beat until the mixture pulls away from the side of the bowl. Divide the dough in half. Roll out dough between 2 parchment papers to ¼ inch, refrigerate for 2 hours.

Get Cooking!

Preheat the oven to 375°F.

Cut into desired shape, place at least 1‑inch apart on greased baking sheet, parchment, or silicone baking mat, and bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until cookies are just beginning to turn brown around the edges, rotating cookie sheet halfway through baking time.

Let sit on a baking sheet for 2 minutes after removal from the oven and then move to complete cooling on the wire rack. Serve as is or ice as desired. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.