This year National Sugar Cookie Day has arrived on Monday and people everywhere are celebrating.
The holiday arrives every year on July 9, marking the perfect time to restock on treats following Fourth of July festivities.
Cookies have been around for decades and include countless different flavors. Made with butter and sugar, the sugar cookie is a crowd-pleasing, simple yet delicious treat. Other ingredients include just flour, eggs, vanilla, and either baking soda or baking powder. The dough can be rolled and cut into cookie shapes or formed by hand before baking.
There are many varieties of toppings for the cookie, including sprinkles, inching, and chocolate, but more commonly the baked treat is served plain. One popular variation to the recipe includes simply adding cinnamon for a cookie called a snickerdoodle.
On Twitter, many users are posting comments about National Sugar Cookie Day. Foodimentary expressed their excitement about the holiday on the social media site.
"Monday's looking up," the food blog site wrote. "July 9 is National Sugar Cookie Day."
"National #Sugar Cookie Day," wrote Karen. "I didn't know or I would have baked some! Nothin' like sugar cookie cutouts everyone likes the #frosted ones best."
Veedah wrote, "Good morning! Happy National Sugar Cookie Day! Get some and indulge!"
While many Twitter users agree that frosting is best, others are speculating if sugar cookies need decorations or frosting.
"Frosting or no frosting," asked Tiffini, but Linda insisted, "Make some sugar cookies in fun summer shapes and decorate them with some children."
Liza offered a special addition to the simple sugar cookie, writing, "Here's a twist using pomegranates that I made two years ago."
As part of celebrating National Sugar Cookie Day, The Christian Post has provided "The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies" recipe, according to allrecipes.com. The instructions for the cookies are as follows.
1 1/2 cups butter, softened
2 cups white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least an hour (or overnight).
2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
3. Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.