Sugar, Spice, And Everything Nice: The Ultimate Vanilla Sugar Cookie Recipe For Decorating

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Classic Vanilla Sugar Cookies

These classic vanilla sugar cookies are perfect for decorating with icing or sprinkles. They have a delicious buttery flavor and the perfect hint of vanilla.


The Best Sugar Cookie Recipe
The Best Sugar Cookie Recipe

1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt


Preheat oven to 350°F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.
In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add this dry mixture to the wet ingredients until well combined.
Roll out the dough on a floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness and cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters.
Place cookies on prepared baking sheets and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until edges are lightly golden.
Let cookies cool completely before decorating with icing or sprinkles.