This is your new go-to sugar cookie recipe. If you follow the steps below, you’re going to make yourself some beautiful, delicious sugar cookies that keep their shape. And then you can decorate them and impress everyone and live happily ever after.
Don’t forget to chill the dough for at least an hour before rolling, and freeze your cutouts before baking. This will help you keep your shapes!
Also, bake cookies of similar sizes and thicknesses on the same cookie sheet to make sure everything is baked to the same amount.
Staple Sugar Cookies
Don't forget to chill the dough for at least an hour before rolling, and freeze your cutouts before baking. This will help you keep your shapes!
Using a mixer with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar together. Add in your eggs individually. Cold eggs can cause a "curdled" texture. If necessary, keep them in a warm water bath to bring them to room temperature before adding them.
Sift flour, baking powder and salt together
Add the dry ingredients all at once, and mix on a low speed until combined. High speed will cause your dry ingredients to fly everywhere. Don't over-mix.
Cover dough and chill in the fridge for at least an hour, or overnight.
Flour a countertop, and roll out your dough. I prefer mine a bit thinner (note: this means less baking time)
Cut out your shapes, and place them on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Place the cookie sheet in the freezer for 25 minutes.
Bake for 6-10 minutes. This will depend on the size of your cookies, and the thickness. Keep an eye on them until they just get slightly golden.
Cool completely. Then eat or decorate!