Basic Vanilla Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies
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  • 25 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 6 Dozen (72 servings)
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This sugar cookie recipe contains butter and vanilla. Scroll down to see more sugar cookie recipes.

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons evaporated milk
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

How to Make It

Heat the oven to 375° F (190° C/Gas 5).

In a mixing bowl with an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until light; beat in egg and vanilla.

Sift flour and baking powder together; stir into creamed mixture.

Cover the bowl and refrigerate the dough for about 1 hour, or until dough is firm enough to roll.

On a floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/8-inch thick and cut with cookie cutters.

Bake for 6 to 10 minutes.

Makes about 6 dozen small sugar cookies, or fewer with large cutters.

The recipe was shared on our forum by MillZ.

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 42
Total Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Unsaturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 19 mg
Sodium 28 mg
Carbohydrates 3 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Protein 1 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)