Sugar cookies are classic for the Christmas season. They’re basic (but not in a bad way!) and can be eaten plain or jazzed up with icing and sprinkles.
This recipe is super simple and you likely already have all the ingredients at home. I whipped up a batch of this dough in less than 10 minutes last night. Feel free to eat these just how they are or make it extra special by dipping them in melted chocolate, icing them with colored frostings, sprinkling on sprinkles, etc.
- 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cream of tartar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
- 3/4 cup sugar, plus more for rolling
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- In a medium sized bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt until well combined.
- In a mixer with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the egg and vanilla and stir until well mixed. Slowly add the flour mixture into the butter mixture and stir until everything just comes together.
- Wrap the dough up in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for about an hour (or if you're in a pinch, stick it in the freezer for about 20 minutes until the dough is well chilled).
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Add a little sugar to a bowl. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and coat each ball with sugar. Arrange them evenly on the baking sheet and bake for about 8 minutes or until the dough is set and the bottom is very lightly browned.
- This recipe makes about 24 cookies.
Created by SouthernSavers.com
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