Sugar Cookies


Sugar CookiesSubmitted by Ixchel Mayorga

I have used this sugar cookie dough recipe over and over! There’s a lot you can do with a great sugar cookie recipe. You can cut shapes and decorate them, use two shapes and jam to create a sugar cookie sandwich, or add make them into thumbprint cookies. An all around great recipe!

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled, plus more for shaping the cookies
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar until smooth. Add the egg and beat until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in the vanilla. With the mixer on low, gradually add the flour mixture, mixing until just incorporated (the dough will be stiff). Shape into a disk and (unless otherwise specified in an individual recipe) refrigerate, wrapped, for at least 1 hour and up to 3 days.
  3. Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week. Here is the list of options for the dough from Real Simple magazine.