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Sugar Cookies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 10


  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter-use unsalted if you prefer (softened)
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking SODA


  1. In large bowl or stand mixer bowl, blend sugar and butter.

    Beat in egg and vanilla extract.

    Add flour and baking soda. Mix again. Don't over mix.

    Using an ice cream scoop, scoop dough from mixing bowl to form cookie balls.

    Place formed dough balls onto plate and put into refrigerator for 60 minutes. If you intend on leaving them for longer than 1 hour, cover with plastic wrap. 

    Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat to prevent sticking.

    Once cookie dough balls have chilled for at least 1 hour, remove from refrigerator and place on lined baking sheet at least 3-4" apart.

    Put into 375 degree pre-heated oven for 10-12 minutes.

    Once you remove from oven, immediatly place onto cooling rack using a thin edged spatula. 


    *Makes 18-20 cookies per batch*

Recipe Notes

Consider making 2 batches and freezing 1 batch of the pre-formed cookie dough balls for later. Will last 2-3 months in the freezer.