14/ Sugar Cookies

This is the perfect sugar cookie.

Beat in a large bowl until light and fluffy:

  • 1 c. unsalted butter, softened
  • ⅔ c. sugar

Beat in:

  • 1 egg
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1½ tsp. vanilla

Beat in until just uniform:

  • 2⅓ c. flour

Chill dough for several hours. Roll ¼" thick and cut into desired shapes and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Chill cut dough for at least 15 minutes before baking. Bake at 350° until edges are lightly golden brown, about 7-10 minutes depending on size of cookie. Cool slightly before removing gently to rack to cool completely.