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Sugar Cookie

This recipe is so simple and foolproof, you can whip up this sugar cookie recipe anytime. It’s almost criminal how easy these cookies are to make, but nobody is getting arrested! While vanilla extract and sprinkles are not needed for this recipe to work, the addition of the two make it fun for the whole family!

 

* This recipe creates slightly crunchier sugar cookies, but they should not be dry or crumbly. For a softer cookie, bake for a minute less and keep an eye on them.

Prep time: 10 min | Cook time: 15 mins | Cool down: 15 mins | Total time: 40 mins

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup unsalted butter

  • ⅔ cup + 3 tbsp granulated sugar

  • 2 cups + 1 tbsp all-purpose flour

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional, but recommended)

  • Sprinkles (optional, but recommended - and fun!)

 

Steps

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper 

  2. In a medium bowl, beat together butter and ⅔ cup sugar until combined (it will be a little gritty - that’s okay.)

  3. Add flour and blend well (add vanilla, if using)

  4. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls.

  5. Gently roll the balls in the remaining 3 tbsp of sugar until lightly coated; transfer to a baking sheet 2 inches apart.

  6. With the bottom of a cup, press down on the balls to flatten. Add some sprinkles (if using) and lightly press down again just so they stick. They will look pretty small in circumference, but they will spread to normal sized cookies.

  7. Bake for 15 mins or until just slightly golden around the edges and on the bottom.

  8. Remove from the oven and let rest on the baking sheets for at least 10-15 mins (dont skip this step!) Then eat or transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.

  9. ENJOY!

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