Time Required :
About an hour
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decorated christmas sugar cookies

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Step 1

In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt.

Step 2

With an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. With mixer on low, gradually add flour mixture; beat until combined.

Step 3

Divide dough in half; flatten into disks. Wrap each in plastic; freeze until firm, at least 20 minutes (or place in a resealable plastic bag).
TIP: You can freeze this dough for up to 3 months, then thaw in refrigerator overnight.

Step 4

Preheat oven to 325°. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

Step 5

Remove one dough disk; let stand 5 to 10 minutes. Roll out 1/8" thick between two sheets of floured parchment paper, dusting dough with flour as needed.

Step 6

Dip the cookie cutters in flour and cut shapes. Transfer to prepared baking sheets. Re-roll scraps; cut shapes. Repeat with remaining dough.

Step 7

Bake, rotating halfway through, until edges are golden, approximately 15 minutes. Cool completely on wire racks.

Step 8

Decorate with icing and add sprinkles as desired.

INGREDIENTS:

2 C. All-Purpose Flour, Plus More for Rolling
½ Tsp. Baking Powder
¼ Tsp. Salt
½ C. (1 Stick) Unsalted Butter, Room Temperature
1 C. Granulated Sugar
1 Egg, Large
1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract

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  • Electric Mixer
  • Plastic Wrap (or Re-Sealable Bag)
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Egg
  • Vanilla Extract
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