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Sugar Cookies

Yield 3 1/2 dozen


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

How to Make It

  1. Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs and vanilla extract; beat until blended.

  2. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to butter mixture, beating at low speed until blended. Shape dough into 2-inch balls, and place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten balls slightly with bottom of a glass dipped in sugar.

  3. Bake at 325° for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden (do not brown). Transfer to wire racks to cool.