Classic Sugar Cookies
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 4 dz
These Classic Sugar Cookies are perfect for decorating for the holidays or eating plain!
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) Butter, softened to room temp
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 3 cups Flour
  • 1½ tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Salt
  1. In a large bowl or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugar on high until light and fluffy.
  2. Add in egg and vanilla and beat until well combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, lightly mixing between each addition until flour in completely incorporated.
  5. Roll into a ball, wrap in cling wrap and chill for 1-2 hours.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 F and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  7. Roll dough out evenly with a lightly floured roller onto a lightly floured flat surface until it's a ¼ inch thick.
  8. Use cookie cutters to cut out cookies.
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