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My Favourite Sugar Cookie Recipe

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Sugar Cookie Recipe:


1 cup of softened unsalted butter
1 and 1/2 cups of sugar
2 eggs room temperature
2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
3 and 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt


1. In a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy
2. Add the eggs one at a time. Beating each time until just combined
3. Add vanilla extract and beat until combined
4. Mix baking powder, salt and flour.
5. Add flour mixture to butter mixture about 1/2 cup a time.
6. Turn mixer back on, and mix until everything is combined. Once your mixer can’t do anymore, mix with your hands until you have a smooth dough if needed.
7. Separate dough quarters and wrap each quarter in plastic wrap. You want each quarter to resemble a pancake for easy rolling.
8. Refrigerate for about one hour or until firm enough to roll.
9. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C) and place rack in center of oven. Line your baking sheets with parchment paper.
10. Remove one quarter of the chilled dough and, on a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to a thickness of about 1/2cm using a floured rolling pin. Keep turning the dough as you roll, adding more flour if needed, making sure the dough does not stick to the counter.
11. Cut out desired shapes using a lightly floured cookie cutter and transfer cookies to baking sheet.
12. Place the baking sheets with the unbaked cookies in the refrigerator for a minimum of 15 minutes. This will help cookies retain their shape while baking. (I like to do an hour for more complicated shapes).

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