Cut-out Sugar Cookies
PREP: 2 HOURS
COOK: 12 MINUTES
SERVINGS: 1 - 12 SERVINGS
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- 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 2/ 3 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/ 2 teaspoon salt
- Optional: 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cream butter and brown sugar with electric mixer at medium speed until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Add flour mixture to batter slowly. Blend thoroughly. Turn out dough on surface and knead until smooth. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours. Let dough sit out for a few minutes to soften slightly. Roll out dough on a floured surface about 1/4-1/2 inch thick. Use cookie cutters to cut out desired shapes and place on a baking sheet . Bake 10-12 minutes. Cool on rack. Decorate as desired.
Posted by Lauren
Good recipe. My cookies didn’t move an inch. I did, however, modify the recipe slightly. I used 1/2sugar 1/2 brown sugar. (I was worried about too much molasses causing my cookies to run out on the tray)
To avoid having to wait a whole 2hours, I rolled the dough out right away (Using a generous amount of flour for rolling out) and placed my cut outs on the tray and popped it in the freezer for a few minutes.
They were too crunchy after cooling off, but the next day they tasted incredible and had the perfect crunch a sugar cookie should have!
So I’d suggest baking them a day in advance for ultimate texture and flavor.