Sugar Cookies

These make the perfect cut out cookies for decorating!


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 1/4 – 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour*


  • Preheat oven to 350° and line cookie sheet with parchment paper
  • Cream butter and sugar together for 1-2 minutes
  • Add egg and vanilla and mix until combined
  • Combine the baking powder and flour and slowly add it to the bowl until combined, about 1/2 cup at a time. The dough will be super thick and you will need to scrape the sides and bottom to ensure its fully incorporated
  • Lay parchment paper on the counter and place dough on top. Lay plastic wrap on top of dough to prevent sticking and roll out to 1/4-3/8 of an inch thickness
  • Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes and place on the cookie sheet
  • Bake for 11-13 minutes until the edges are just slightly turning light brown and allow them to cool fully before decorating


* depending on the fat content of your butter, I have found some variability in the amount of flour the dough can hold. Start with 2 1/4 and slowly add in the remaining flour one tablespoon at a time. When the dough starts to break up into smaller chunks, like sand, stop adding.

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