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Basic Sugar Cookies

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Makes 25-30 cookies
This is the perfect basic sugar cookie recipe for decorating; soft, buttery, and sweet.


  • 225g unsalted butter
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 330g plain flour


  • STEP 1
    Preheat oven to 180° C. Grease and line two cookie sheets.
  • STEP 2
    In a bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla extract and egg.
  • STEP 3
    In a separate bowl combine baking powder with flour and add a little at a time to the wet ingredients. The dough will be very stiff.
  • STEP 4
    DO NOT CHILL THE DOUGH. Divide into workable batches, roll out onto a floured surface and cut into whatever shapes you desire.
  • STEP 5
    Bake for 8-10 minutes. Let cool on the cookie sheet until firm enough to transfer to a cooling rack.

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