I love these cookies. Normally I could care less about sugar cookies, as there are so many other delicious cookies out there, many of them with chocolate. (Mmm, chocolate...) When I do want sugar cookies I usually go for those horrible store bought ones with the neon frosting that's almost as thick as the cookie itself. There is value, however, in occasionally making the rolled sugar cookie. Making shapes, decorating in festive styles for whatever the holiday, and pulling out all those fun sprinkles in the back of your cupboard, all make it somewhat fun to make sugar cookies. Unfortunately, once it's all said and done, the cookies are usually rather disappointing in taste, what should be the MOST important factor of any cookie. Not the case with these cookies. They taste delicious, frosted or unfrosted, sprinkled or unsprinkled. I actually like them plain dipped in milk. They're not too sweet, with a good dose of vanilla flavor, (or whichever flavoring you choose). These definitely deserve a spot on the plate for Santa this year.
My only edit to the recipe is to increase the vanilla from 1 tsp. to 1 Tbsp. Enjoy!
Note: My son helped me make and decorate this batch for Thanksgiving. :)