You gotta love the sugar cookie. It’s simple, classic and delicious. The thing of it is that when it comes to baking, the sugar cookie often gets overlooked, set aside even in favor of a simple “drop by spoonfuls” cookie. I am here to say a sugar cookie doesn’t have to be complicated, and even if you keep it simple, the results can be spectacular!
Recipe barely adapted from Allrecipes.com
Easy recipe for delicious sugar cookies
Yield: 4-5 dozen
1 and half cups butter (or 3 sticks)
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
5 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
In a large bowl cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Mix in the eggs and combine until well mixed. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt until well mixed, then stir into butter, sugar egg mixture. Divide the dough into two disks and chill for an hour.
Preheat oven to 400f. Roll out chilled dough on a floured surface, to about 1/4 inch thick and cut out shapes with cooking cutters. Place cookies on cookie sheets (no grease or butter needed).
Bake about 8 minutes (this will depend on the thickness of your cookies) or until cookies are light brown on the bottom. Cool completely before icing the cookies.