Sweet & Simple Sugar Cookies

Dec 04, 2017
Whether you're leaving a plate out for Santa, or sharing with everyone at your next get together, cookies are the perfect treat for the holiday season. To celebrate this festive time of year, we wanted so share a recipe that's sure to satisfy your sweet tooth: sugar cookies. Read on to find out how you can make these simple goodies.


1 cup unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 cup sugar
3 cups all purpose flour 
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder 

Step 1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 
Step 2: In one bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
Step 3: Using a stand mixer or electric beaters, beat the butter until smooth. Slowly mix in sugar before adding the vanilla extract and egg.
Step 4: With your beaters on low, add the dry ingredients and beat until mixture pulls away from side of bowl.
Step 5: Sprinkle your countertop with flour before rolling out the dough to 1/4 inch think. Use cookie cutters to create the shapes of your choosing.
Step 6: Place cookies 1 inch apart on greased baking sheet. Bake for 7-10 minutes. 
Step 7: Take cookie out and place on cooling rack or plate.
Step 8: Enjoy! 

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