Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies
Hector Sanchez
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Hands-On Time
20
minutes
Total Time
90
minutes
Other Time
80
minutes
Makes 3 dozen cookies

Ingredients

2 1/2
cups
all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon
baking powder
pinch of salt
6
ounces
(1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
3/4
cup
sugar
2
eggs
1
tablespoon
lemon juice
1
teaspoon
vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Put the butter and sugar in a large bowl or 64-ounce Pyrex cup. Beat with an electric mixer on medium-high until smooth, about 2 minutes. Add the eggs and beat until fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the lemon juice and vanilla. Reduce speed to low and slowly add the flour mixture. Mix until just incorporated.
  3. Divide the dough in half and flatten each portion into a 1-inch-thick disk. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  4. Heat oven to 350° F. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to 1/4 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Scraps can be combined and rolled out again. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown.
April 2002

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 86
  • Calcium 12 mg
  • Carbohydrate 11 g
  • Cholesterol 22 mg
  • Fat 4 g
  • Fiber 0 g
  • Iron 0 mg
  • Protein 1 mg
  • Sat Fat 3 g
  • Sodium 22 mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.

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