Basic Sugar Cookie Dough Basic Sugar Cookie Dough

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Use this classic sugar cookie dough to make four delicious variations.

  • Portion size 1 serving
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: December 2013


  • 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
  • pinch salt


In large bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy; beat in egg and vanilla. Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt; stir into butter mixture, in 2 additions, just until combined.

Divide dough in half; press into discs. Wrap each in plastic wrap; refrigerate for 1 hour.

Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 24 hours.

Let dough stand at room temperature until soft enough to roll out, about 15 minutes.

Bake according to directions for the following recipes:
Lemon and White Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
Salted Chocolate Sugar Cookies
Snowy Christmas Tree Cookies
Gift Tag Cookies
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Basic Sugar Cookie Dough