Vanilla Sugar Cookies

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Appears in
The Art of the Cookie

By Shelly Kaldunski

Published 2011

  • About

Buttery and crisp, these sugar cookies have a delicate vanilla flavor that makes them delicious on their own. Transformed with icing and sprinkles, they become even more appealing and festive.


  • 3 cups (15 oz/470 g) all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
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  1. In a bowl, whisk together the 3 cups flour, baking powder, and salt. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 2–3 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla and beat on low speed until the egg is completely incorporated. Beating on low speed, slowly add the flour mixture and continue to beat until almost incor