Sugar Cookies


For 60 cookies
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tbs baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter at cool room temperature
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • granulated sugar, for rolling


  1. Sift together the flour, salt, and baking powder.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla extract, and beat well until fluffy.
  4. Add flour mixture to the butter mixture. Beat it in thoroughly, but do not work it any more than you have to or it will get tough.
  5. Form into ping-pong sized balls (1 to 1 1/2 tbs each), roll in granulated sugar, and place a couple inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  6. Bake 8 - 10 minutes in a preheated 375 °F oven. Cookies will form a distinct cracked texture and will appear underbaked. They should just begin to brown at the edges, and should be chewy, not crunchy.
  7. Cool a minute or two, then remove from pan and cool on a rack.
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