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Sugar Cookie

Ingredients

  • 3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375ºF (190ºC).
  • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Mix well.
  • Cream butter and sugar together in a large bowl, on medium speed of electric mixer until light and fluffy in texture.
  • Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  • Stir flour mixture into creamed mixture. Mix well.
  • Form dough into three balls. Wrap each in plastic wrap and chill about 2 hours for easy handling.
  • Roll dough out, one ball at a time, on a floured surface to 1/4" (0.4cm) thickness. Cut with floured cookie cutters. Place on baking sheets.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 7 to 10 minutes or until lightly golden. Baking time will depend on the shape of cookies.
  • Cool on sheet 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack. Decorate with icing and candies when completely cooled.