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Sugar Cookie Recipe

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I promised I'd post this and I hope you try it. It truly is the best cookie recipe. The cookies come out fluffy and soft and buttery. YUM. I make this dough and split it into thirds. I wrap each third in plastic wrap several times and then store them in freezer bags. Then I just defrost it in the fridge whenever we want cookies. Sometimes we roll it into a log and  just do slice and bake but sometimes we do the whole roll out and cut with cutters thing. Enjoy!

Sugar Cookies
 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
2 cups white sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugar until smooth. Scrape down sides as needed. Beat in eggs and vanilla. In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the dry to the wet and mix until blended. Cover, and chill dough for at least at least 3 hours.  I wrap mine in saran plastic wrap in discs so it's easier to roll out.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. I prefer my cookies thick and soft so I do it more toward a 1/2 inch. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on cookie sheets.   There is no need to grease the cookie sheets, by the way.
  3. Bake 7-9 minutes in preheated oven. Remove from cookie sheet and cool completely on a wire rack.               
Here are some examples of the cookies cut out:

Candy corn cookies from yesterday's post

Daisy cut out cookies with sparkle sugar
Ballet shoe cookies which are actually an Easter egg cookie cutter
that I iced and sugared to resemble ballet shoes. The spider behind them
is explained by the fact that Molly's birthday is on Halloween. It wasn't some creepy
spider ballerina party.

And because the ballet shoes were for Molly's 3rd birthday
and she was so cute that day I included this picture.

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  1. Thank you for sharing this recipe! My husband loves sugar cookies and because it's not something I grew up with I have a hard time making them. He will love these!

  2. I love the dasiy cut out sugar cookies. They are my favorite. So cute! Please follow me back at

    XoXo Nicole Mariana


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