Classic Sugar Cookies

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This classic is the perfect holiday cookie. If decorating them with Royal Icing, keep the tip of your piping bag moist by capping it with a bit of moist paper towel.

  • Portion size 50 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living: Holiday 2012

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cups butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt

Method

In large bowl, beat butter with sugar until light and fluffy; beat in egg and vanilla. Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt; stir into butter mixture in 3 additions.

Divide dough in half; shape into discs. Wrap each in plastic wrap; refrigerate for 1 hour. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 24 hours.) Let stand at room temperature until soft enough to roll out, about 15 minutes.

Between waxed paper or on lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-inch (5 mm) thickness. With 2-inch (5 cm) round cookie cutter, cut out shapes, rerolling any scraps. Using spatula, place cookies, 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart, on parchment paper–lined or greased baking sheets.

Bake, 1 sheet at a time, in 375?F (190?C) oven until pale golden on bottoms and edges, about 10 minutes. Let cool for 1 minute on pans on racks; transfer to racks and let cool completely. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 2 weeks.)

Classic Sugar Cookies make for a delicious homemade gift. Wrap them up and then download and print these cute labels to add to your package. The finishing touch to your homemade gift? A recipe card for these delicious cookies.

Nutritional facts Per cookie: about

  • Fibre trace
  • Sodium 24 mg
  • Sugars 4 g
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 64.0
  • Total fat 3 g
  • Potassium 9 mg
  • Cholesterol 11 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 9 g

%RDI

  • Iron 2.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 6.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 0.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 3.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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