Every birthday party I throw has sugar cookies. I love sugar cookies and its so fun to use them as a canvas for shapes or colors that coordinate with the party theme! And they're delicious, so soft and sweet. And they keep for about 7 days at room temp in and airtight container or you can freeze them unfrosted for a month. Lets make some cookies!!
Soft Rolled Sugar Cookies
3 cups All-Purpose Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 cup Butter, room temp
1 cup Granulated Sugar
1 large Egg, room temp
1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In the bowl of a stand mixer combine the butter and sugar and beat until light yellow and fluffy. Add in the egg and vanilla and mix again until combined.
2. In a medium bowl whisk the flour and baking powder together. Add the flour mixture to the butter/sugar mixture. Beat until a soft dough has formed then roll into a ball and wrap in saran wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to an hour.
3. Flour your surface and and roll out your dough about a 1/4 - 3/8 inch thick. Cut with cookie cutter of choice. Place on a silpat mat and freeze for 3 minutes then bake for 6-9 minutes. Let rest on the cookie sheet for a couple of minutes and then move to a cooling rack. Frost and enjoy!
Recipe Source: Make Bake Celebrate