Sugar Cookies

Recipe from

Real Simple

Nutritional Information

Calcium 12 mg
Calories 86
Caloriesfromfat 0 %
Carbohydrate 11 g
Cholesterol 22 mg
Fat 4 g
Fiber 0 g
Iron 0 mg
Protein 1 mg
Satfat 3 g
Sodium 22 mg

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
6 ounces (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation

Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl and set aside.

Put the butter and sugar in a large bowl or 64-ounce Pyrex cup. Beat with an electric mixer on medium-high until smooth, about 2 minutes. Add the eggs and beat until fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the lemon juice and vanilla. Reduce speed to low and slowly add the flour mixture. Mix until just incorporated.

Divide the dough in half and flatten each portion into a 1-inch-thick disk. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Heat oven to 350° F. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to 1/4 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Scraps can be combined and rolled out again. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown.