Sugar Cookies

  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 40 min
  • Serves: 60 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature 250 mL
  • 1 cup sugar 250 mL
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract 15 mL
  • 1/4 tsp salt 1 mL
  • 1 egg, room temperature 0
  • 2 ½ cups all purpose flour 625 mL

Directions

  • Step 1

    MIX

  • Step 2

    Using an electric mixer (stand or hand-held), cream together butter, sugar, vanilla and salt until smooth, about 3 min. Scrape down sides of bowl, add egg and mix well. Scrape down sides of bowl again, slowly add flour and mix until a soft dough forms. Dust hands with flour and, in bowl, knead dough by hand until smooth. Prep different cookies based on instructions on following pages.

  • Step 3

    CHILL

  • Step 4

    Refrigerate, about 20 min. Dust a piece of parchment paper with flour, place dough in centre, dust top of dough with flour and cover with another sheet of parchment paper. Roll dough to about a 1/4-in. (5 mm) thickness. Remove top sheet of parchment (use it to line your baking sheet).

  • Step 5

    SHAPE

  • Step 6

    Cut into 1 x 2-in. (2.5 x 5 cm) bars or use cookie cutters to cut into other fun shapes, then place on prepared cookie sheet, spaced about 1 in. (2.5 cm) apart.

  • Step 7

    BAKE

  • Step 8

    Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C) and bake on middle rack until set, 10 to 12 min. Let cool completely before decorating.

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Nutrition Facts

  • 1 cookie
  • Calories 60
  • Total fat 3 g
  • Sat fat 2 g
  • Cholesterol 10 mg
  • Carbohydrates 7 g
  • Sodium 10 mg