easy sugar cookies

Simple Sugar Cookie Recipe


Simple Sugar Cookie Recipe

This is a tried and true simple sugar cookie recipe that is perfect for any occasion.

  • 2 cups Unsalted Butter
  • 2 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tsp Lemon Extract (or flavor of choice)
  • 5 ½ to 6 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 3 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  1. In at least a 5qt mixer or a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Then add the eggs, mix. Add vanilla and lemon extract, mix.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt together. Gradually add to the butter mixture until incorporated. For 3D cookies, it is best to hold back a bit on the flour (5 ¼ or 5 ½ cups). Scrape bowl and mix until dough comes together.
  3. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  4. Roll out cookies on parchment paper, cut shapes leaving space between the cookies, then place the parchment paper with the cookies onto a cookie sheet.
  5. Bake cookies at 350 degrees in a regular oven or 300-325 degrees in a convection oven until golden brown around the edges.

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