I have searched high and low for the perfect sugar cookie recipe. It took years to find. I had to kiss a lot of frogs to find this recipe. I love it for a few reasons. 1) It makes a ton of cookies. 2) It rolls out like a dream. 3) They taste really good. I have used this recipe for so many different occasions. The photo above is from Christmas, but I have used it for Halloween, Valentine’s Day and just because it is a Wednesday. This recipe can easily be halved. I usually make the whole thing and freeze half.
2 cups softened unsalted butter
3 cups sugar
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon butter extract (optional)
7 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
Cream together the butter and sugar until it is really light and fluffy. Add the eggs and the vanilla and butter extracts. Add the dry ingredients and mix until well.
Lick the beater.
Lick it again for good measure.
Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill for at least 3-4 hours or overnight.
Roll the dough out and cut using your favorite cookie cutter.
Bake the cookies in a 350 degree oven for 8-10 minutes. Do not brown the edges. I like this glaze recipe to decorate.
These are great. Make a bunch. Share them and this recipe with all of your friends.