Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies
Yield: 5 dozen Prep 40 mins Total Time 2 hrs (includes chilling)


  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling the dough
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Make It

1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs and vanilla.

2. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover and chill dough for at least one hour.

3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

4. Roll out the dough on a floured surface until 1/4-inch thick. Cut into shapes with cookie cutters. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

5. Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from the oven, and cool on the pan for five minutes. Transfer to a wire rack. Repeat with the remaining dough.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 110, Fat, total (g): 5, sat. fat (g): 3, carb. (g): 15, fiber (g): , sugar (g): 7, pro. (g): 2, sodium (mg): 81, calcium (mg): 14, iron (mg): 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.