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Serengeti Sugar Cookies

Serengeti Sugar Cookie


These Serengeti Sugar Cookies take sugar cookies to another level. Make these and store in the freezer for a delicious treat anytime you want!


Serengeti Sugar Cookies


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted and cooled for 5 minutes
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • Additional 1/2 cup sugar to roll with 1 -2 tbsp PanAfrica! Serengeti
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour ** SEE NOTE**
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Instructions :

  1. Melt butter and and let it cool to room temperature 15-20 minutes  In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, beat together the melted butter, 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar, and the light brown sugar.
  2. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until just combined and smooth. Add in the flour, cornstarch, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.
  3. Mix until well combined, but be sure not to over-mix.
  4. Portion out dough by scooping 2 tablespoons and roll into balls. Store them in a freezer bag or on a baking sheet covered with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350°F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  6. Roll the balls in sugar- Serengeti mixture to coat. Place onto the prepared baking sheet, spaced 2 inches apart.
  7. Bake for 5 minutes and rotate the pan in the oven. Bake for an additional 5-6 minutes, or until the edges are JUST beginning to set and the centers are still puffy and soft and seem underbaked.
  8. Remove from the oven and let cool FULLY on the baking sheet to set the cookies. Enjoy!

** Flour should be added in gradually. I use a bit less than 3 cups on average. Your dough should be a similar consistency to playdoh. If it's sticky, add a little flour at a time until it's smooth and rolls into a ball easily. If it's crumbly, you used too much flour.

**Exactly 10 minutes gets the perfect cookie with my oven but start checking around 8-9 min mark for doneness.

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