Sugar Cookie Recipe
 
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this simple and easy sugar cookie recipe will become your go-to cut-out cookie recipe for all occasions. This recipe holds its shape, doesn't need to be chilled, and comes together easily.
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Recipe type: cookie
Cuisine: dessert
Serves: 3 dozen
Ingredients
  • 1 cup salted butter
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
  • 2 3/4-3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt *if you prefer sweeter sugar cookies you do not need to add additional salt if using salted butter
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°
  2. In the large bowl with a mixer, cream together butter and powdered sugar, and mix until the butter is light in color and well blended.
  3. Mix in the egg and vanilla.
  4. Blend in 2 3/4 cups flour, baking powder, and salt. (only add the additional 1/4 cup flour if needed, the dough should be supple and soft not dry)
  5. Mix until the dough forms a ball, on medium speed.
  6. Roll out cookie dough in between wax paper sheets, or lightly floured surface.
  7. Roll out cookie dough to 1/4" thick.
  8. Dip cookie cutter into flour and press evenly into cookie dough, then transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet.
  9. Bake at a well preheated oven at 400° for 7-9 minutes, until the cookies are golden on the bottom, but the tops are not browned yet.
  10. Cool completely before icing.
Notes
recipe in grams
1 cup salted butter (230g)
1 ½ cups powdered sugar (170g)
1 egg
2 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste (10G)
2 3/4-3 cups all-purpose flour (413-447g)
2 teaspoons baking powder (85g)
1 teaspoon salt (5.69g)
Recipe by Created by Diane at https://www.createdby-diane.com/2011/07/sugar-cookie-recipe.html