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« Recipe: Sugar Cookies {for rolled cookies} »

Sugar Cookies 

Adapted from The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle

Yield: 2-2 1/2 dozen cookies


1 c (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

1 1/2 c confectioner's sugar

 1 egg

2-3 t flavoring (vanilla, almond, etc)

2 1/2 - 2 3/4 c all-purpose flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt


Cream together the butter and confectioner's sugar.

In a separate bowl, crack the egg and add the flavoring. Add to the butter mixture and mix until well incorporated.

Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together. Add little by little to the butter mixture. The dough is ready when most of it sticks to the paddle. (When you touch it, the dough should have a little give but not stick to your fingers.)

This dough does not need to be refrigerated before using, but should rest for a few minutes to firm up.

Roll the cookie dough out on parchment paper to 1/4 inch thick, dusting with flour as necessary. Cut and bake at 400 degrees F for approximately 7-8 minutes. If the cookies start to brown, you have baked them too long.