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Vanilla Sugar Cookie Cutouts Recipe

Vanilla Sugar Cookie Cutouts

  • Author: Amy
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 12 mins
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 36

Description

Making delicious sugar cookie cutouts is easy with this amazing recipe!


Ingredients

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon salt

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Instructions

  1. Using a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat the sugar and butter on low speed for about 2 minutes. The mixture should be light and fluffy but be careful not to over-beat.
  2. Add the eggs, one at a time and beat on low speed until incorporated. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  3. Add the vanilla extract and mix until everything is combined.
  4. In a medium sized mixing bowl, sift the flour and salt together.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the mixer and beat on low speed for about 30-45 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and then continue to beat until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Another 30-45 seconds.
  6. Place half of the dough between two pieces of wax paper and roll out into desired thickness. I prefer ¼ inch thickness. Repeat with the other half.
  7. Stack the sheets of rolled out dough on a baking sheet (do not remove wax paper) and chill in the refrigerator for about an hour or until the dough is hard to the touch.
  8. Preheat your oven to 350°.
  9. Cut your shapes out of the rolled out dough, place on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 10-14 minutes. You want them to be very light golden brown around the edges. Do not over-bake!
  10. Remove the cookies from the oven and leave them on the baking sheet to cool down completely before decorating.
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