Bakery Sugar Cookies

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  • Better than the Bakery Sugar Cookies that are delightfully thick, pillowy soft and sweet, but not too sweet. You’ll love this cutout sugar cookie recipe and make them again and again!

    Bakery Sugar Cookie Recipe - bakery quality sugar cookies with ease at home via julieblanner.com

    My husband touts my sugar cookies as “bakery quality.” I’m always receiving requests for them – they just about melt in your mouth. They’re surprisingly easy to make with these simple tips!

    You want one, don’t you? Even the dough is irresistible! I enjoy making sugar cookies for parties and holidays. They also make great little takeaway favors.

    Quick tip: Refrigerate remaining dough while you’re rolling out dough to keep it solid & as simple as possible.

    How to Make Bakery Sugar Cookies:

    Bakery Sugar Cookies

    Better than the Bakery Sugar Cookies that are delightfully thick, pillowy soft and sweet, but not too sweet. You'll love this cutout sugar cookie recipe and make them again and again!
    Course Dessert
    Cuisine American
    Keyword buttercream, christmas, christmas cookies, cookie exchange, cookies, easy recipe, icing
    Prep Time 20 minutes
    Total Time 20 minutes
    Servings 36
    Calories 181 kcal

    Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 c butter softened
    • 2 c sugar
    • 4 eggs
    • 1 tsp vanilla
    • 5 c flour
    • 2 tsp baking powder
    • 1 tsp salt

    Instructions

    1. In a large bowl/your mixer, cream butter and sugar.
    2. Add eggs and vanilla.
    3. Gradually add flour, baking powder and salt, mixing well.
    4. Refrigerate dough for 1 hour.
    5. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line your cookie sheets with parchment paper. Roll out dough to ¼-1/3" thick. Press your cookie cutter onto the cookie sheets, leaving a half inch or so between each. Peel away your excess dough. {No flouring needed! Yay!} Bake 6-7 minutes and allow to cool.
    Nutrition Facts
    Bakery Sugar Cookies
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 181 Calories from Fat 72
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 8g 12%
    Saturated Fat 5g 25%
    Cholesterol 38mg 13%
    Sodium 139mg 6%
    Potassium 55mg 2%
    Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
    Sugars 11g
    Protein 2g 4%
    Vitamin A 5.3%
    Calcium 2%
    Iron 5.1%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    The Best Sugar Cookie Icing:

    Buttercream Icing Recipe
    1 stick of butter, softened
    3 c powdered sugar
    2 tsp vanilla {1 Tbsp if you’re not using white}

    3 Tbsp heavy cream, half and half or milk

    Whip butter, gradually adding powdered sugar. Add vanilla and heavy cream and mix until smooth. Allow cookies to cool 10 minutes and ice while warm.

    Click here for my tips for easy sugar cookies and tips to ice sugar cookies. You don’t want to miss them!
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    {Photo credit: Alea Lovely}
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