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Sugar Cookies

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  •  4.5 stars stars based on 486 reviews
  •   89% would make this again
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A simple sugar cookie recipe with a tender, flaky texture and a buttery taste. Yum!

Makes about 24

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder

Beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla, mix until just combined. Add flour and baking powder in intervals. Dough will seem as if doesn't have enough moisture but continue to mix with mixer until combined (it will come together when chilled). Divide the dough into four equal parts, shape into four disks, wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate about an hour or until firm. Preheat oven to 375 F. Lightly grease baking sheets or line with parchment paper or a non-stick baking mat. Roll out dough between 2 sheets of waxed paper, about 1/4 inch thick for crispier cookies and 1/3 inch thick for softer cookies. Cut out shapes with cookie cutters and place on prepared baking sheets. Bake for 7-8 minutes or until edges just start to turn a golden color. For softer cookies, do not allow the cookies to take on color. Remove from oven, let cool for one minute and then transfer to wire rack. Allow cookie sheet to cool thoroughly before placing uncooked dough on it. Decorate cookies with Royal Icing or Buttercream Frosting and sprinkles.

Can be stored in freezer undecorated for 2 months. Dough also freezes well.

Note: Yield varies greatly depending on how thin you roll out the dough and how large your cookie cutters are, but an overall guideline is 24 cookies.

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Reviews of Sugar Cookies:

1-5 of 486 reviews   Next >>

  AB  Oct 26, 2018
Would make this again.
This is a great recipe! My mother in law sent me the link she’s been using this recipe for years. Now I use it, and I always get great reviews! 5 stars

  Stella  Mar 28, 2016
Would make this again.
I have been doing this recipe for the last 10 years and they are GREAT!!! Not too sweet, it makes the perfect partner for a hot drink like coffee. I'm a fan of this recipe and I'll continue to make this delicious cookies for the next 10 years. 5 stars

  A cookie baker  Dec 25, 2014
Would not make this again.
The cookies are super bland and more closely resemble the taste of biscuits than cookies.I'm very disappointed in this recipe! 1 star

  A cookie baker  Dec 23, 2014
Would make this again.
eugch. 2 stars

  BakerInWI in wi  Dec 22, 2014
Would make this again.
I give it 4 stars but I found I had to be patient rolling out the dough. I did live the taste! Doesn't taste like cardboard or fake cookies. 4 stars

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