Annette's Basic Sugar Cookies

Recipe by Acerast
READY IN: 1hr 30mins
YIELD: 3 dozen




  • In a medium mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar.
  • Beat in the egg and vanilla.
  • In a small bowl, sift together the flour, salt and baking powder.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture; mix well.
  • Divide dough in half.
  • Flatten halves into discs.
  • Wrap in plastic wrap and freeze 20 minutes or longer.
  • Remove from freezer and let stand 5 - 10 minutes.
  • Place one disk on a lightly floured surface, roll 1/8 inch thick.
  • Cut with your favorite cookie cutter shapes.
  • Place on a greased or parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Bake at 325F for 12-14 minutes.
  • Allow to cool for a few minutes on the cookie sheet and then remove to cookie racks.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the powdered sugar and lemon juice, adding only enough glaze to form a slow sticky stream when you dip into the glaze and let it flow back into the bowl.
  • Spread glaze over top of each cookie. Enjoy!