Simply Sugar Cookies

stack of sugar cookies next to a glass of milk

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  1. Beat the butter in the bowl of a stand mixer until smooth.
  2. Add the sugar and continue beating until thoroughly combined. Add the egg and vanilla extract and repeat.
  3. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the flour one cup at a time, mixing between each new addition.
  4. The dough should be firm, easily peels away from the bowl and no longer sticky.
  5. Flatten the dough into a disc, wrap in plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  6. Once the dough is chilled, knead it on a lightly floured surface until malleable.
  7. Roll the dough out to 1/4″ thick. Cut out with desired shapes.
  8. Bake the dough at 350F for 6-10 minutes, depending on the size of the cookies.
  9. The cookies are done when they’re no longer shiny on top.


Recipe adapted from Make Bake Celebrate


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