Basic Sugar Cookies
Sugar cookies are a buttery classic that make a delicious anytime treat. Enjoy your sugar cookies plain, or decorate them with icing to make them festive. This recipe is a favorite of Martha's, who likes to add one tablespoon cognac alongside the egg and vanilla, after creaming together the butter and sugar.
Perfect Sugar Cookies
Classic sugar cookies take baking back to basics. But in their simplicity lies their perfection: It's hard to beat the delicate flavor of cookies with only the most elemental of ingredients. We veered from tradition a little by adding sour cream for softness and candied citrus for zest. This recipe appears in our cookbook "Martha Stewart's Cookie Perfection" (Clarkson Potter).
Black-and-Pink Grapefruit Cookies
A rosy riff on the classic New York black-and-white cookies, these beauties get their blush from ruby-red-grapefruit juice and a couple of drops of food coloring. Rather than the usual vanilla flavor, we zested a grapefruit to infuse both the cookies and pink icing with zing.