Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Julia Rutland
Makes about 2 1/2 dozen

How to Make It

Step 1

Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer 2 minutes or until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating well. Add egg and vanilla, beating well. Gradually add flour and salt, beating until blended. Divide dough in half; cover and chill 1 hour.

Step 2

Roll each portion of dough to 1/4-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut with cookie cutters. Place on lightly greased baking sheets.

Step 3

Bake at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges of cookies are lightly browned. Cool cookies 1 minute on baking sheets; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Ratings & Reviews

OrganicSista's Review

January 14, 2013
This is the best sugar cookie recipe I have ever made (even better than my Grandma's, and that is saying A LOT!). I like a soft sugar cookie that is nice and buttery good, and this one is it! Great with icing and easy to cut out with cookie cutters. Highly recommend!

chrisstefani's Review

June 08, 2010
Very easy to make. Wasn't overly sweet. The only thing is that they took longer to brown about 13 minutes. Dough was very easy to roll out and reroll out without getting stiff.