Basic Sugar Cookies – VERY EASY

I’ve made this type of video before but it’s always good to redo and improve. Hopefully, this video is easy to follow and understand. Let me know when you try it. Make sure to look out for the royal icing video to follow soon.

Basic Sugar Cookies
Very easy and yummy sugar cookie recipe.
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Cook Time
9 min
Cook Time
9 min
  1. 2 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  2. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  3. 1 teaspoon salt
  4. 1 egg
  5. 2 tsp flavoring of your choice
  6. 1 cup unsalted butter
  7. 1 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar
  1. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together and set aside.
  2. Combine egg and flavor in a separate bowl and set aside.
  3. Cream together butter and sugar. (I recommend using a mixer.)
  4. Add your egg and flavor mixture to the butter and sugar mixture and mix thoroughly.
  5. Add your flour mixture in small doses to the mixer. This prevents a mess and also lets you achieve the perfect consistency.
  6. You know your dough is ready when it starts to stick to the paddle. It should not stick to your fingers.
  7. Roll out your dough to about 1/4 inch. I use flour to keep the dough from sticking. Now, cut your cookies.
  8. Bake at 400 degrees for 6 to 8 minutes.
  1. Use real measuring utensils. A cup is not just a glass from your cabinet. A teaspoon is not the smallest spoon in your drawer. Use a real measuring set.
  2. You can refrigerate your dough before baking if you'd like. This dough doesn't spread much.
  3. Let the dough rest just a little after mixing.
  4. You can double this recipe.
  5. You can freeze your cookies so baking a big batch ahead of time is easy and practical.
  6. Use the baking times as a guide. Err on the side of caution. I like to check my cookies at 6 minutes. If this is your first time, make sure you check early. Your cookies should have a little brown on the bottom but none on the top.
  7. Use an oven thermometer for best results.
Adapted from Sweet Sugar Belle
Adapted from Sweet Sugar Belle
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