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Simple Sugar Cookie Recipe

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time9 mins
Total Time29 mins


  • 3 sticks Unsalted butter Softened
  • 1 1/2 cups Granulated Sugar + 1 cup extra for cookie coating
  • 3 cups Flour Sifted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Sift flour into bowl, mix in baking powder and salt.
  • Place softened butter and sugar in mixer. Use flat beater to cream together butter and sugar on high until light and fluffy (5 minutes).
  • Turn mixer on low, and add eggs and vanilla extract. Scrape the bowl, and mix again for 30 seconds.
  • Pour the extra sugar into a ball. Scoop out the cookie dough and roll into 1 inch balls. Roll the cookie dough balls into the sugar, making sure each side is coated.
  • Place cookie dough balls onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Dip a small glass in sugar, then press down on each cookie ball until 1/3 inch thick.
  • Bake cookies for 9 minutes, or until the edges are slightly golden brown (11 minutes at most). Remove and cool completely.