Sugar Cookie Recipe
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 1 cup softened, unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla
  • 1 tsp lemon extract
  • 3 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  1. In the bowl of stand mixer, cream together butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla, and lemon extract.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to butter mixture until completely mixed.
  3. Form dough into 2 balls, wrap in plastic wrap and flatten into a 2” thick disc.
  4. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
  5. Preheat oven to 400 Degrees
  6. On a lightly floured surface, using a silicone rolling pin, roll dough out to approximately ¼” thickness. Cut into desired shapes and evenly space on ungreased cookie sheets, leaving 1-2 inches between.
  7. Bake for 4-6 minutes in preheated oven. Allow to cool for 3-5 minutes then transfer
  8. to wire cooling rack to cool completely.
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