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  1. Wednesday, December 23, 2020

    My Favorite Sugar Cookie Recipe

    Today I am awake before the rest of the family so I can make sugar cookie dough. The kids have a gingerbread house decorating station set up on the dining room table and it seems a shame to just clean it up since it could so easily be converted into a cookie decorating station. So, time to bake!

    favorite cut-out cookie recipes from @janemaynard

    Every year when I go to find my favorite sugar cookie recipe on AllRecipes, it takes me a good five minutes of searching and ultimately panicking before I find the recipe. I am putting an end to the panic right now. This blog is my recipe box and it is time to add this recipe card. This is not my recipe and I literally follow it to a T every year. The recipe is perfect. So, I am giving all the credit to “J. Saunders” on AllRecipes. However, it is time I posted this recipe here on the blog to prevent future heart attacks!

    Also, if you want a good chocolate sugar cookie recipe, click here. And, yes, I am making both this morning.

    Happy Holidays! 

    The Best Sugar Cookie Recipe
    My notes are in italics below, but honestly this recipe is perfect! Originally posted on AllRecipes.
    • 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
    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.