It’s a well-known fact that baking powder helps to make your baking goods fluffy.
Baking powder is a raising agent that consists of baking soda, weak acid, and sometimes cornstarch; it only needs a liquid to become activated. It works by releasing carbon dioxide gas, causing bubbles in the wet mixture to expand and leavening a batter or dough.
But is it possible to obtain yummy sugar cookies without baking soda or powder or any other leavening agents? And the answer is “yes”.
When you don’t have baking powder or don’t want to use it in the recipe, you still can activate the process of leavening by beating white sugar with the butter until light and fluffy.
By creaming the ingredients you are adding air to the mixture, and air means fluffiness in this case. So, this trick will help you to obtain perfect sugar cookies without using baking powder.
Try it out: beat softened butter with sugar and vanilla sugar until creamy, stir in egg, gradually add flour mix until incorporated. Chill the mixture a bit, roll it with a pin into a round shape, cut out cookies with a cookie cutter and sprinkle some sugar on top. Or, you can try these baking powder alternatives.
Bake until golden at the edges and enjoy! You’ll love this sugar cookie recipe without baking powder.
How to make sugar cookies without baking powder
- 4 oz butter softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 1/4 cups flour sifted
- 1 tsp vanilla sugar
- ¼ tsp salt
- In a bowl beat softened butter with sugar and vanilla sugar until creamy.
- Stir an egg into the mixture and gradually add flour and salt and mix until incorporated.
- When the dough becomes smooth, form a ball, cover with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for 1-2 hours.
- Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- Transfer chilled dough onto a lightly floured working surface. Roll it with a pin into a 1/4-inch thickness round.
- Cut out cookies using a cookie cutter and sprinkle some sugar on top.
- Transfer cookies onto a baking tray and bake for 8-12 minutes or until golden at the edges.
- After baking, let cookies sit for 10 minutes on the baking tray, then transfer to the cooling rack and leave there until they’re cooled completely.