Perfect Sugar Cookie Recipe is really just that- PERFECT. These sugar cookies come together quickly with only 6 ingredients; butter, sugar, egg, vanilla, flour and baking soda. The cookies keep shape while baking, are soft and chewy, plus there is NO refrigeration! This Sugar Cookie recipe is PERFECTION!
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Perfect Sugar Cookies

Perfect Sugar Cookie Recipe is really just that- PERFECT. These sugar cookies come together quickly with only 6 ingredients; butter, sugar, egg, vanilla, flour and baking powder. The cookies keep shape while baking, are soft and chewy, plus there is NO refrigeration! This Sugar Cookie recipe is PERFECTION!
Course Dessert
Keyword sugar cookie recipes, sugar cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 107kcal
Author Karli Bitner

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 batch Sugar Cookie Frosting

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Cream together the butter and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer for a full 3 minutes.
  • Scrape sides and add in vanilla and egg. Mix until combined.
  • Add flour and baking powder to the bowl. Mix slowly at first gradually getting faster until the dough comes together. The texture should be like Playdoh. Add a little flour or water if needed to get it to a soft, pliable consistency.
  • Turn out onto a floured surface. Use a rolling pin and roll until about 1/4 inch thick. (The cookies will not rise while baking, they will not get thinner while baking. Roll out to your desired FINISHED thickness.)
  • Use cookie cutters and cut out desired shapes. Transfer the cookies to a silicone lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 350° for 6-8 minutes or until the centers are puffy and no longer glossy. Pull the cookies out of the oven BEFORE they start turning brown. If they turn brown, the cookie will be dry and 'crackery' instead of soft and chewy.
  • Frost with Sugar Cookie Frosting and Enjoy!

Notes

When gathering up the dough scraps, wet your hands and then 'knead' the dough until it is soft and playdoh like again. This dough is great to work with, there is no such thing as over kneading this dough!

Nutrition

Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 47mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.5mg