Easy homemade sugar cookie recipe. A perfect cookie to frost and share around the holidays, or any day of the year!
2Call purpose flour
In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream butter and sugar until smooth and creamy. Add egg and vanilla. Mix just until combined. Scrape bowl as needed and prior to each new addition. Add baking powder, salt and half of your flour. Mix on low. Add remaining flour and continue mixing until all ingredients are combined well.
Divide dough in half, forming into discs and wrapping in plastic. Chill for at least one hour.
Remove chilled dough when ready to use. Allow to warm up until the disc is soft enough to be rolled. Between two sheets of waxed paper, or reusing the plastic wrap, roll out dough to roughly 1/4 inch thickness... not too thin, not too thick. Cut out shapes and transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silpat.
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Transfer cookie dough shapes to freezer for 10 minutes. Bake for 12-13 minutes or until the edges are just turning golden. Allow cookies to sit on baking sheet for a minute or two prior to transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Decorate as desired. Store in an airtight container for up to several days.
Recipe yield will vary depending on the cookie cutter shape and size used. An original recipe from Baked by Rachel
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