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Simple Sugar Cookies


I LOVE this recipe!  It is slightly different from some of the other



recipes though.  First, the cookies don't get brown on the bottom. 



Second, they keep their shape while baking.  That's why I like to use



this recipe to make the cookies that I will be icing, especially with



flood icing.

About the Ingredients

•  Butter-Use unsalted butter if possible; otherwise, omit the



   salt in the recipe.


•  Sugar-Measure carefully and level off.


•  Egg-I use large or extra-large eggs.


•  Vanilla-Use a good quality or make your own, recipe here.  

•  Flour-All-purpose or plain flour works best.

•  Baking powder-Always use fresh, check the date!

•  Salt-I like sea salt or kosher salt.

With this recipe you can place the unbaked cookies close



together, see above.  I like to place them ½-inch apart.

Simple Sugar Cookies



  1 cup butter


•  1 cup sugar

•  1 large egg

•  2 tsp of a good vanilla

•  3 cups flour

•  2 tsp baking powder

•  ½ tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350°F.   You will need a couple of baking



sheets and parchment paper.


1.  In a large mixing bowl, beat the first 4 ingredients until fluffy, scraping


     the  bowl 2 times.


2.  Add the next 3 ingredients that have been whisked together and and mix


     until the dough comes together; be patient, it will come togther.



3.  Remove a piece of dough and place it on a piece of floured parchment



     paper that has been placed on the counter.  Lightly sprinkle flour on the



     dough and roll it out to a little less than ¼-inch thick.  I use new wooden 



     paint sticks as a guide to roll on.  Dip your cookie cutter in flour and cut



     out the desired shapes.  The shapes can be ½-inch apart or a little less.


     Remove the dough pieces in between the shapes and dust off the



     excess flour before returning to the bowl.  Lay the parchment with the



     cookies on the baking sheet; bake for 8 to 10 minutes until   



     set.  Don't wait until they brown.


•  If you're not decorating, the cookies can be lighly sprinkled with



   granulated sugar (colored or plain) before baking.




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Unbaked cookies from our Simple Sugar Cookies recipe.
Baked cookies from our Simple Sugar Cookies recipe.
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