C & H Basic Sugar Cookies Recipe

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 12 mins

Basic sugar cookie recipe. Nice and buttery, I use icing to make them special.


  1. In large bowl, beat sugar and butter until fluffy.
  2. Beat in egg and vanilla.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder and salt, stir into sugar mixture.
  4. Form dough into flat disc on lightly floured surface; wrap in plastic wrapand chill in fridge for 1 hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°F
  6. On lightly floured board, roll out half of dough to 1/8 inch thick.
  7. Using cookie cutters, cut out various shapes.
  8. Place 1 inch apart on cookie sheet.
  9. Sprinkle with extra sugar.
  10. Bake 10 to 12 minutes until lightly browned. Cool on rack.
  11. Variation: Can also use dough to make drop cookies, skip the time to chill the dough in this case.
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These sugar cookies were so good!!! I doubled the recipe to make a biggr batch to last for a week of school lunches and this dough was very easy to do that! I just made them into round shapes, but will be making these for christmas shapes and other times when I use food as gifts. Thanks so much for sharing!!

LDSMom128 September 10, 2009