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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

 

Ingredients

  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.

Instructions

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.

Tips

•  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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