Soft & Easy Sugar Cookies

Wednesday, December 11th 2019, 5:04 pm
By: News 9

Soft & Easy Sugar Cookies

For the cookies:

  • 4½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 4½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • 1½ cups (3 sticks) butter, at room temperature
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 5 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Store Bought Buttercream Frosting
  • Food coloring
  • Frosting

To make the cookies:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  2. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt, and whisk together to blend.
  4. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the butter and sugar and beat together on medium-high speed until soft and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
  5. Beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition and scraping down the bowl as needed.
  6. Blend in the vanilla.
  7. With the mixer on low speed, add in the dry ingredients mixing just until incorporated and evenly mixed.
  8. Cover and chill the dough for 1 hour.

When you are ready to bake the cookies:

  1. Scoop a scant quarter cup of dough and roll into a ball.
  2. Flatten the ball slightly and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  3. Repeat with the remaining dough, spacing the cookies at least 2-3 inches apart.
  4. Bake about 10-12 minutes or just until set. (Do not overbake! The edges should be no more than very lightly browned if at all.)
  5. Let cool on the baking sheet for several minutes.
  6. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

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