3 cups (1 lb) All Pupose Flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ tsp. salt
½ lb (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temp
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg, room temp
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Put 3 cups flour in a separate bowl with the 1tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. salt, and whisk by hand for 30 seconds to blend.
Cream the butter in your electric mixing bowl then add the 1 c. sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla, mix until light and fluffy. Add the egg and blend. Add the flour mixture gradually and blend -- dough will be stiff.
Take the dough out of the bowl and knead with your hands 1 minute. You can roll the dough now or if you think it is too soft, put in a plastic bag and refrigerate for 10 min. I like to work with about ¼ of the dough at a time.
Roll the cookie dough between 2 sheets of parchment paper. Roll the dough to about ¼ inch thickness (thicker if you are making cookies on a stick). Cut your cookies while still on the parchment paper -- do not try to lift the cookies off yet. Place the parchment paper with cookies onto a baking sheet and refrigerate or put into the freezer for maybe 5 minutes. This step will allow you to pull away the excess dough. The cookies will now hold their shape when you are transferring them to bake. Bake 8 - 10 minutes, checking at the 8 minute time. Take out when just beginning to brown around the edges. Let cool a short while in the pan.
The cookies can be frozen and the recipe can be doubled
This recipe makes 2/1/2 dozen 3 inch cookies
* The cookies can be placed close together because they spread very little.
*Updated 12/17: Every now and then we get a request for an a sugar cookie video tutorial that we made years ago and later removed. I'm posting it here for anyone who'd like to see this recipe in action -- and the very basics of sugar cookie decorating ;0) -
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Sugar cookies ingredients in grams please not cups
What do I use if I so not have all purpose flour, is it the equivalent of plain flour?
Hi Takudzwa, If you are in the UK, plain flour is the same as all purpose flour in the US
Can I make these cookies w almond flour and use swerve as a sugar substitute? Looking for a cookie recipe that all my family can consume. Thank you for your time
Hi Josie, We have not tried that variation of the recipe so I cannot give an answer as to the outcome. Click on the link below to a almond flour cookie recipe I found online. In the comments below the recipe she states that swerve sugar substitute is good for baking. Hope it works for you