Basic Sugar Cookie Dough

Number of servings : 8-10 large cookies, 20-25 smaller cookies. Prep time: Cooking time: Type of meal : | Cookies

Number of servings : 8-10 large cookies, 20-25 smaller cookies.

Prep time:

Cooking time:

Type of meal : | Cookies | Cookies

Special diet :

Ingredients

2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ½ teaspoons almond extract (optional)
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Cream butter and sugar with a hand mixer or a standing mixer fitted with a flat beater. Add egg and blend well.
  2. Add extract(s) and blend. Mix flour and salt in a separate bowl and gradually add to wet mixture, blending on low speed to combine.
  3. Cover and chill dough in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Briefly knead and roll out dough on a floured surface with a floured rolling pin about 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick.
  4. Cut out cookies with a cookie cutter and bake on parchment paper-lined baking trays for 14-16 minutes until edges are golden. Smaler cookies may take fewer minutes and larger cookies up to 18 minutes.)

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Basic Sugar Cookie Dough