Classic Sugar Cookies

Decorated Sugar Cookies

The perfect cookie recipe for decorated cookies!

1 cup unsalted butter, softened

1 cup sugar

2 large eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

3 ¼ cups all purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

  • In a large bowl beat softened butter and sugar until creamy
  • Beat in eggs and both extracts
  • In a separate bowl combine remaining dry ingredient
  • Add dry ingredients gradually to sugar mixture until incorporated
  • Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled
  • Preheat oven 350 degrees
  • On a floured surface, roll out dough and cut with cookie cutters
  • Place cookies at least 1 inch from one another on a parchment paper covered cookie sheet
  • Bake 6-8 minutes until edges start to slightly brown
  • Remove from sheets and cool on a wire rack immediately
  • Decorate as desired


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