Sugar Cookie Recipe
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Serves: 3 dozen
  • 1 cup salted butter
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
  • 2 3/4-3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  1. Preheat oven to 400°
  2. In the large bowl with a mixer, cream together butter and powdered sugar.
  3. Mix in egg and vanilla.
  4. Blend in 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.
  6. Roll out on a floured surface and cut with a cookie cutter,
  7. Bake at 400° for 7-9 minutes, until cookies are golden but tops are not browned yet.
  8. Cool completely before icing.
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