The last few times I made sugar cookies, I made the "roll them out, cut them with cookie cutters, and decorate with royal icing" variety. I came across this recipe for giant sugar cookies from Martha Stewart. I have to admit I was a little hesitant to make these cookies because they called for sour cream. But they taste great!
I baked them it batches, and in the first batch, some of them had these weird raised cracked tops (but, I figured, it was all good, cause I tasted a funny-cracked-top one):
For the second batch, I rolled them into balls and then flattened them a little before sprinkling them with the sugar:
The cookies ended up coming out pretty round and with "normal" tops:
The edges are crispy and the centers are chewy. Fantastic sugar cookies (despite the odd ingredient, sour cream). I think that these would be a great bake sale cookie.