Hands-On Time
25 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 15 Mins
Other Time
Yield
Makes 36 medium cookies
Lucas Allen

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat oven to 350° F. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.

Step 2

Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar until smooth. Add the egg and beat until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in the vanilla.

Step 3

Reduce the mixer speed to low and gradually add the flour mixture, mixing until just incorporated (the dough will be stiff). Shape into a disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour.

Step 4

On a floured surface, roll the dough to ¼ inch thick. Using cookie cutters, cut into shapes. Place on parchment-lined baking sheets, spacing them 1½ inches apart. Sprinkle with the sanding sugar, if using.

Step 5

Bake until just beginning to brown at the edges, 10 to 12 minutes. Cool slightly on baking sheets, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

Step 6

Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

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