One of my favorites!This recipe works perfect everytime for me. Now sugar cookie dough (if done correctly) is not as forming are others so I always wrap my dough in plastic wrap and put in the fridge for about an hour then cook.
- 2 cups flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 cup salted butter, softened
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Adapted from mrsfields.com
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine the flour and salt with a wire whisk. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed. Add the egg and vanilla, and beat until well mixed. Scrape down sides of bowl, then add the flour mixture. Blend on low speed just until combined. Do not over mix. Gather dough into a ball. Flatten the ball into a disk and wrap tightly with plastic wrap, then refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
On a floured surface, roll out dough to a 1/4-inch thickness. Use your favorite cookie cutters to cut dough into desired shapes and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 7-10 minutes, being careful not to brown. Immediately transfer cookies with a spatula to a cool, flat surface.