Sugar Cookie Recipe
This is the perfect cookie recipe for use with your favorite
cookie cutters. This is an incredible recipe for holiday and
theme cookies, so have fun being creative with these cookies!
For perfect cookies every time, study our
tips for baking cookies.
• 1/3 cup butter
• 1/3 cup butter shortening
• 3/4 cup granulated sugar
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 1/8 teaspoon salt
• 1 large egg
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 2 cups all purpose flour
• Frostings and candies for decorating if desired
Sugar Cookie Recipe Directions
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Beat butter and shortening on
high speed for 45 seconds. Add sugar, baking powder, and salt.
Beat until combined, scraping the bowl occasionally. Beat in
egg and vanilla. Beat in flour. If you can't get all of
the flour mixed in with the mixer, then stir in the remaining flour
Divide dough in half. Cover tightly with
plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours.
On a lightly floured surface roll half of the dough out to a
thickness of 1/8 inch.
Cut into desired shapes with cookie
cutters and place onto
an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake for 7 to 8 minutes until edges
are firm and bottoms are lightly browned.
Cool cookies on a
wire rack then decorate as desired.
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