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Never-Fail Sugar Cookie Dough (Three Ways)

plate of sugar cookies glazed and with sprinkles

Prep: 10 min
Chilling Time: 1 hour


3/4 cup unsalted butter, cubed
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt


In large bowl, beat together butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla until just incorporated, scraping down sides as needed. In medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into butter mixture until just incorporated.

Divide dough into two discs, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill for 1 hour. Allow to come to room temperature for 10-15 minutes before rolling.

Use the dough in one of these variations:
Lemon-Glazed Snowflake Cookies
Sparkling Blizzard Swirl Cookies
Classic Jam-Filled Cookie Sandwiches

Originally published in the Winter 2018 issue. Photo by Alanna Lipson. 

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