The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies

The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies


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About this recipe: Whenever you make these cookies for someone, be sure to bring along several copies of the recipe! You will be asked for it, I promise!!!

Jill Saunders

Serves: 60 

  • 1 1/2 cups/340 g butter, softened
  • 2 cups/400 g white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 cups/625 g all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:8min  ›  Extra time:2hr32min  ›  Ready in:3hr 

  1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
  2. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C. Roll out dough on floured surface .5 to 1.25 cm thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 3 cm apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.

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