Introducing our Tender & Tangy Recipe: inspired by the lofthouse-style soft cookies in texture (almost melt-in-your-mouth), but this is a cookie base that will keep its shape relatively well during the bake, perfect for decorating. It has a *slight* tang similar to the tiny tang you get in a snickerdoodle, and it’s not super sweet. This is *not* as fluffy as our Fluffy Vanilla for Food Network, but I think it’s actually *better*. You will receive the file for download immediately after purchasing the item. Please treat this item like cash/gift cards as we are not responsible for lost/misplaced files. We keep your download links live for 30 days after purchase. The cookie is super tender, a bit tangy, more cake-like in texture and holds on to moisture quite well, and will retain that texture for a long time if properly heat sealed or stored in an airtight container.  Read about our recipes HERE.

Things to keep in mind:

  • Recipe is by WEIGHT (grams), NOT volume (i.e. cups). Please have a kitchen scale ready. Weight measurements ensure accuracy and consistency in baking. 1 cup (volume) measurement can be 90 grams or even up to 120 grams based on how settled your flour is– that’s a huge difference!!
  • This recipe also includes some tips/tricks, a little bit of troubleshooting.

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1 review for Tender and Tangy Cut Out Cookie Recipe (PDF Digital Download) with Modifications

  1. Stephanie (verified owner)

    These are the best vanilla roll outs I’ve ever had! SO soft, but they hold their shape, don’t spread much (if at all) and just melt in your mouth. I also made the red velvet variation and love it! These are so worth the $ – in fact, I think they’re a steal since you get 4 flavors for this one recipe. Thank you Lisa for such a delicious recipe!!

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