Easy Sugar Cookies Recipe
Everyone needs an Easy Sugar Cookies Recipe! These are literally melt-in-your-mouth delicious. I am positive these Christmas cookies will win you over.
- 1 cup unsalted butter softened at room temperature
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg (large)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 3 cups all-purpose flour (measured correctly)
Preheat oven to 350 °F with a rack in the center. Whisk together flour with baking powder in a small bowl and set aside.
Using a stand-up or handheld mixer, beat the butter together with sugar. To the mixture add vanilla extract and egg and beat to combine.
To the butter mixture, add flour in 3 parts until fully incorporated.
Divide the dough into two equal parts. On a lightly floured surface, roll into ¼-inch thickness. Use a cookie cutter to cut out your favorite shapes.
Bake cookies on a parchment or silicone-lined baking sheet at 350˚F for 10 minutes, or until the edges are just beginning to turn golden.
Let the cookies cool for about 5 minutes on the baking sheet before moving them to a wire rack to cool completely.