Basic Sugar Cookie Dough
Recipe from Family Circle

Spend a holiday afternoon baking sugar cookies with your kids. Decorating these cutout treats is more than half the fun.



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Yield: 3 dozen cookies
Prep Time: 15 mins
Related Categories: Christmas, Cookies, Desserts, Easter
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Ingredients
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    1 1/2  cups 
    all-purpose flour
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    1/2  teaspoon 
    baking powder
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    1/8  teaspoon 
    salt
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    1/2  cup 
    (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
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    3/4  cup 
    sugar
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    egg
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    3/4  teaspoon 
    vanilla extract
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    White nonpareils, for decoration (optional)

Directions
1.
In a medium-size bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
2.
In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until smooth, about 2 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla. On low speed, beat in flour mixture until just combined. Divide the dough in half and form each half into a disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
3.
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. On a lightly floured surface, roll out one disk to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut into bells using a 2-inch bell-shaped cookie cutter. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Sprinkle with white nonpareils, gently pressing to adhere. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until lightly golden around edges. Remove cookies to wire racks to cool completely.
4.
Repeat with remaining half of dough. Gather scraps and refrigerate. Reroll and cut into additional bells. Bake and cool as above. When completely cool, cookies may be stored in an airtight container up to 2 weeks.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 60, Fat, total (g) 3, chol. (mg) 13, sat. fat (g) 2, carb. (g) 8, pro. (g) 1, sodium (mg) 16, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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