The Best Sugar Cookie Recipe
 
 
My notes are in italics below, but honestly this recipe is perfect! Originally posted on AllRecipes.
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Ingredients
  • 1½ cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. (Jane note: for the stirring portion I just use my KitchenAid mixer on low.)
  2. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight). (Jane note: I divide the dough into two and form two large, thick discs, about 2" thick, and wrap them in plastic wrap to refrigerate. It helps to have wet hands when forming the discs. This makes the dough easier to work with after chilling.)
  3. Preheat oven to 400º F (200º C).
  4. Roll out dough on floured surface, ¼- to ½-inch thick. Cut into shapes with cookie cutters.
  5. Place cookies 1 inch apart on un-greased cookie sheets. (Jane note: I use my silicon baking mats to bake these)
  6. Bake 6 – 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.
Recipe by This Week for Dinner at https://thisweekfordinner.com/my-favorite-sugar-cookie-recipe/