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Sugar Cookies

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
cooling and resting2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: cookies, conversation hearts
Servings: 12 each


  • 1 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  • In the bowl of a standing mixer, or if you don't have one, you can use a bowl and a hand mixer, add the butter and sugar. Cream until light and fluffy, scraping down the sides often.
  • Add the egg, and vanilla extract. Mix until just incorporated, then Add the flour and baking powder.
  • Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1-2 hours
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to a 1/4 inch thickness. lightly flouring a cookie cutter, press into the dough, and carefully transfer cut out to a parchment lined baking sheet. Do this until all the dough is used. Refrigerate again for 15 minutes.
  • Pre heat the oven to 325 degrees F. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden around the edges. Take out of the oven and let stand 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.