Cracked Sugar Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Cracked Sugar Cookies

February 16, 2013Teresa

Cracked Sugar Cookies are awesome. Several years ago I was at my daughter-in-law’s when she made this wonderful sugar cookie recipe. I was hooked at once. These amazing cookies are melt-in-your-mouth good. Seriously. They just about dissolve in your mouth when you eat them.

They are so quick and easy to make too. You can have this recipe ready to bake in about 5 minutes and have 2 1/2 to 3 dozen of these jewels ready to eat hot out of the oven in 15 minutes total! No kidding!

We made these cookies the other day for Valentine’s Day with my three-year-old granddaughter, Eliana. She helped pour in the ingredients and was a great taste tester for us! She shows great promise to be a fabulous cook by the time she’s 10 or 12 years old.

I wish my mom would have allowed me in the kitchen at that age. For those of you who aren’t the greatest cooks or bakers, or if you have young children you want to teach to cook, consider this no-fail recipe. The only difficult part is separating the egg yolks and if mom or dad can do that part the rest is extremely easy.

I made Candice’s Cracked Sugar Cookies for our Christmas Cookie Extravaganza about 3 years ago but made them as sandwiches with my famous icing in the middle. They were SOOOOOO rich. We actually frosted these cookies, too, but because they are super sweet already and we normally make them without icing I’m going to post with and without icing.

Candice found this recipe at allrecipes.com several years ago. We are certainly grateful for Pam posting these fantastic cookies there so others could sample these delightful treats. This incredibly easy sugar cookie recipe has got to be one you add to your collection. Cracked Sugar Cookies are so scrumptious you will be talking about them for days!

We love these amazing cookies–plain or frosted–but I warn you in advance, they are addictive and you will find one batch of Cracked Sugar Cookies is rarely enough! You will want another and another and another and another! If you want quick and easy, if you want economical, if you want mouthwatering good, if you want a cookie that turns out wonderfully every time you make it you need to try Candice’s marvelous Cracked Sugar Cookies. You won’t be sorry.

When I initially posted this recipe in February 2013 it was the week I purchased my new computer and new Canon camera. It would be about 3 months before I had some lessons in how to use the camera and actually begun to use it. So I’ve been going back through all my old blog recipes from 2012-2013 and remaking the recipes so I could reshoot the pictures and get some that were more appealing than the originals.

I recently remade this recipe (May 2015) for some friends for dinner when she came down with a bad back. I liked including this dessert because it is just so easy, and everyone always loves it.

Let me just add that you must separate the eggs and only use the yolks in the recipe or you will change the whole consistency of the cookies. Gratefully, they turn out perfectly by following the directions. Also, this is one of the few cookie recipes I use where you can actually use the mixer for every step and the cookies don’t get tough. Enjoy.

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We love these fantastic Cracked Sugar Cookies. 

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Cracked Sugar Cookies have the most wonderful texture. These cookies are so easy to whip up. You can have cookies ready to eat in less than 30 minutes!

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Make a platter of these goodies for your next party and they will be snatched up in no time.

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients.

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Soften butter. Add sugar. 

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Cream butter and sugar in an electric mixer for a few minutes.

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Separate the eggs.  This recipe only calls for yolks. You can use the whites for meringue or egg white omelets if desired, or discard. Add egg yolks add vanilla. 

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Cream  mixture together again.

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Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour, baking soda and cream of tartar. Mix together with mixer. This is the only recipe I use where I actually add this step with the mixer. Usually that toughens the cookie, but it works with this mixture.

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Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray. Roll cookie dough into balls.

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Bake about 11-12 minutes at 350. I actually took the cookies out of the oven when they were still rising. After a few minutes they sink into the cookies like this. My oven is slower and takes slightly longer. Cool on racks. Frost if desired.

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Cracked Sugar Cookies melt in your mouth. These cookies are fabulous plain but if you need an extra kick you can frost and decorate them with icing too.

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Cracked Sugar Cookies are so easy to make and economical too. We love this delicious recipe and believe  you will too. The texture of these cookies is excellent even though they have so much sugar. They hold their shape and don’t flatten out.

Here’s the recipe.

CRACKED SUGAR COOKIES

(Recipe adapted from my daughter-in-law, Candice, Oxford, PA; source: adapted from Pam at AllRecipes.com)

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These cookies are so wonderful they just melt in your mouth. Quick and easy for holiday baking or tailgating parties.
Cracked Sugar Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Cracked Sugar Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Lightly grease 2 cookie sheets.
  3. Cream together sugar and butter.
  4. Beat in egg yolks and vanilla.
  5. Add flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar.
  6. Stir (or you can mix on low speed of electric mixer).
  7. Form dough into walnut size balls and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.
  8. Don't flatten.
  9. Bake 11 to 12 minutes, until tops are cracked and just turning color.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: My oven took about 15 minutes, but you do not want to overbake these cookies. It is better to take them out before they are completely done.

NOTE: Adding the whole egg will completely change the texture of these cookies. Use only the yolks.

Recipe source: adapted from All Recipes.
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[b]Cracked Sugar Cookies[/b]
Recipe Type: Cookies, Brownies and Bars
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from my daughter-in-law, Candice, Oxford, PA; source: adapted from [url href=”http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Cracked-Sugar-Cookies-I/Detail.aspx?event8=1&prop24=SR_Title&e11=cracked%20sugar%20cookies&e8=Quick%20Search&event10=1&e7=Home%20Page&soid=sr_results_p1i1″ target=”_blank” title=”cracked sugar cookies 1″]All Recipes[/url]
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 24
These cookies are so wonderful they just melt in your mouth. Quick and easy for holiday baking or tailgating parties.
Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups [url href=”http://www.goldmedalflour.com/” target=”_blank” title=”gold medal flour”]Gold Medal[/url] UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Lightly grease 2 cookie sheets.
  3. Cream together sugar and butter.
  4. Beat in egg yolks and vanilla.
  5. Add flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar.
  6. Stir (or you can mix on low speed of electric mixer).
  7. Form dough into walnut size balls and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.
  8. Don’t flatten.
  9. Bake 11 to 12 minutes, until tops are cracked and just turning color.
Notes
My oven took about 15 minutes, but you do not want to overbake these cookies. It is better to take them out before they are completely done.
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The taste of Cracked Sugar Cookies is simply amazing.

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We made these delicious Cracked Sugar Cookies for Valentine’s Day, but you can make these anytime because they are so quick and easy. Are you salivating yet?

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Print Recipe
Cracked Sugar Cookies BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
These cookies are so wonderful they just melt in your mouth. Quick and easy for holiday baking or tailgating parties.
Cracked Sugar Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Cracked Sugar Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Lightly grease 2 cookie sheets.
  3. Cream together sugar and butter.
  4. Beat in egg yolks and vanilla.
  5. Add flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar.
  6. Stir (or you can mix on low speed of electric mixer).
  7. Form dough into walnut size balls and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.
  8. Don't flatten.
  9. Bake 11 to 12 minutes, until tops are cracked and just turning color.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: My oven took about 15 minutes, but you do not want to overbake these cookies. It is better to take them out before they are completely done.

NOTE: Adding the whole egg will completely change the texture of these cookies. Use only the yolks.

Recipe source: adapted from All Recipes.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

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