An old-fashioned favorite. These quick and easy sugar cookies are sweet and tender with wonderful crisp edges. They are delicious on their own or you can dress them up on the inside with new flavors (try lemon or almond) or on the outside with a simple sprinkling sugar on them before baking or wait until they are cool and add frosting and decorations for the perfect presentation.
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Roll out dough on a floured surface to desired thickness (thin will make crispy cookies - a little thicker, approximately 1/4 inch will make fluffy, melt in your mouth cookies). Cut into desired shapes with floured cookie cutters. Place cookies 1 inch apart on a parchment lined cookie sheet (sprinkle with a little colored or Turbinado sugar, if desired).
Bake cookies for 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Let sit a few minutes on the sheet, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy as is, or frost and decorate as desired.
Makes about 5 dozen cookies (depending on thickness and size).
View line-by-line Nutrition Insights™: Discover which ingredients contribute the calories/sodium/etc.
|Serving Size: 1 Serving (3181g)|
|Recipe Makes: Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 3439 (32%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 382.1g||509 %|
|Saturated Fat 207.1g||1035 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 110.3g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 26.6g|
|Cholesterol 4962.7mg||1527 %|
|Sodium 4104.6mg||142 %|
|Potassium 2192.8mg||58 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 1688.4g||497 %|
|Dietary Fiber 18.4g||74 %|
|Sugars, other 1670g|
|Protein 193.5g||276 %|
Powered by: USDA Nutrition Database
Disclaimer: Nutrition facts are derived from linked ingredients (shown at left in colored bullets) and may or may not be complete. Always consult a licensed nutritionist or doctor if you have a nutrition-related medical condition.
Calories per serving: 10811
Get detailed nutrition information, including item-by-item nutrition insights, so you can see where the calories, carbs, fat, sodium and more come from.