This recipe for basic sugar cookie dough is versatile enough to use every time you need cookies! Decorating them is fun and easy, add whatever ingredients you like.
Basic Sugar Cookie Dough
3 cups white flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup (two sticks) unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Warm butter to room temperature. Mix and cream together with sugar. Add egg and vanilla.
In a separate bowl, mix together flour, salt and baking powder.
Slowly mix flour into butter mixture until fully incorporated.
Roll the dough into small balls and bake on a nonstick baking sheet for 10-12 minutes.
Dress the dough up with optional ingredients like food coloring, chopped fruit, nuts, coconut flakes and simply frost and add sprinkles. Happy decorating!