Delicious Sugar Cookies

Bring the dough to room temperature before rolling and cutting. You may need to use more flour on the countertop.

I almost always suggest pulling out these cookies and the 8-9 minute mark for large cookie cutters, and 6-8 minutes for small cookie cutters. They will continue baking on the cookie sheet for a few minutes while they cool and set.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. PREHEAT oven to 350 F.
  2. In the bowl of your mixer, CREAM butter and sugar until smooth, at least 3 minutes
  3. BEAT in extracts and egg. (PLEASE NOTE there is 1 egg in this recipe.)
  4. In a separate bowl, COMBINE baking powder and salt with flour and add a little at a time to the wet ingredients.
  5. IMPORTANT NOTE: If the dough looks crumbly keep mixing for 30 seconds to 1 minute longer. The dough should be pulling away from the sides of the mixer.
  6. If the dough still looks too dry or stiff for your mixer, turn out the dough onto a countertop surface, flour surface as needed. Wet your hands and finish off kneading the dough by hand.
  7. DO NOT CHILL THE DOUGH. Divide into workable batches (2-3 chunks), roll out onto a floured surface, and cut. You want these cookies to be on the thicker side (closer to 1/4 inch rather than 1/8).
  8. Bake at 350 for 6-8 minutes. Let cool on the cookie sheet until firm enough to transfer to a cooling rack