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Sugar Cookie Dough

This versatile buttery dough is the only recipe you need to master the holiday season. Use it for easy cutouts, linzer cookies, or thumbprints.

Serves 24
Ready in 25 mins
Prep time 15 mins
Cooking time 10 mins
162 calories per serving


> 3 cups all-purpose flour
> 1 tsp baking powder
> 1/4 tsp salt
> 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
> 1 cup sugar
> 1 large egg
> 2 tsp vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 large cookie sheets with parchment. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
In a large bowl, using a hand mixer or stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar 2–3 min., until fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla. Mix well. In batches, slowly add dry ingredients on low speed until combined.
Shape dough into cookies as desired. Arrange on cookie sheets, spacing 1 inch apart. Bake cookies 8–10 min., until golden, switching racks halfway through. Let cool slightly and transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool fully.

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