Sunday, November 1, 2015

Sugar Cookie Dough

This is my favorite dough for sugar cookies any time of the year. The Pickle and I made Halloween cookies yesterday. It makes at least 4 batches of cookies, so break out your cookie cutters and get baking!

4 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
2 Tablespoons pure vanilla extract
2 teaspoons salt
5 cups all purpose flour

  1. In an electric mixer fitted with the paddle blade, combine the sugar and butter on high speed until fluffy.
  2. Add eggs, vanilla, and salt and mix on medium until combined.
  3. Turn mixer to low, and slowly add flour in batches mixing until combined (it will be a bit stiff).
  4. Remove dough from bowl, and divide into four balls.
  5. Place each ball on plastic wrap, flatten into discs, completely wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to use (at least 30 minutes - but it lasts up to 2 weeks).
  6. When ready to use let the dough warm a bit on the counter. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  7. On a well floured surface, roll out dough until about 1/8 of an inch thick.
  8. Cut out cookies with cutter of choice, place on an un-greased baking sheet, and decorate as desired.
  9. Bake until golden brown - about 10 to 15 minutes.

1 comment:

Mona said...

Tried this recipe and the results were fabulous - dough is easy enough for the kids to work with and the cookies are wicked tasty!