Recipes & Cooking
Amp up your baking game and make cookies that rival Grandma’s! These added ingredients go way beyond an extra dash of vanilla: They’ll have everyone asking for your secret recipe.
There’s nothing better than a batch of sugar cookies. They always invoke childhood memories of the holidays or remind me of spending time in the kitchen with Grandma. She always had a few special ingredients up her sleeve that really made those cookies something special! Start with this classic sugar cookie recipe and add from there.
For a boost of flavor (and beautifully colorful addition), add a couple teaspoons of orange zest to your sugar cookies. They won’t taste overwhelmingly orange-like, but the zest adds some subtle pops of flavor as you eat the cookies. Just enough for people to wonder what your secret is! Orange zest transforms this holiday favorite, too.
A dash of cinnamon adds a nice warming quality to sugar cookies, especially those made around the holidays. Go one step further and add some finely chopped pecans for a really flavorful punch.