Crispy Sugar Cookies have a lovely crisp texture and buttery flavor! This Crispy Sugar Cookie Recipe is made from scratch with simple classic ingredients like butter, sugar and eggs, then baked to golden brown perfection!
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Then, line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl using an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Next, add in the eggs and vanilla extract and mix again.
In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Then, add the dry mixture to the egg mixture and stir together to combine well.
After that, add in the milk and stir again.
Proceed to chill the dough in the fridge for 20 minutes.
Once chilled, scoop the dough out into 1 -1 ½ sized tablespoons and roll them into balls.
Place the cookie dough balls 2 inches apart on the prepared parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
Then, place another piece of parchment paper on top of the dough balls and use the bottom of a can to press the cookies down flat. Be careful not to press too hard, just enough to flatten them out evenly.
If you want to add a pop of color, add sprinkles the cookies before baking. This would be a fun way to add a color theme if these are for a party or event.
Bake in the oven for 10 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned.
If the cookies get puffy while cooking, just place another piece of parchment paper on top and then press the cookies down again with the can while they are still warm.
Remove the cookies from the pan and place them onto wire racks to cool completely.
If desired, you can top the cookies with a powder sugar icing and drizzle over the top after they have cooled. Enjoy!
You can also create a quick glaze for after they have cooled by combining 2 cups of powdered sugar with 1 teaspoon of vanilla and milk 1 tablespoon at a time until the glaze is just wet enough to spoon over the cookies.