Project Description

Total Time:1 hour 25 min

Yield: 4 dozen cookies

Chill Time: 30 minutes

Bake Time: 8 to 10 min

  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1 1/4 cups sugar

  • 10 tablespoons butter OR margarine, softened

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • Icing or decorations as desired


Combine flour blend, baking powder and salt in a bowl and set aside.

Beat sugar and butter in a large bowl with electric mixer for 2 to 3 minutes until creamy. Add egg and vanilla, and continue mixing until well blended. Add dry ingredients and mix on low speed for 1 to 2 minutes or until a smooth dough forms.

Transfer dough onto plastic film, flatten into a disc, wrap tightly and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until very firm.

Preheat oven to 375˚F.

Roll dough into 1-inch balls and arrange 3-inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Flatten slightly to 1/2-inch thickness using a glass that has been dipped in sugar.

OR divide dough into 3 portions; refrigerate 2 of the portions.  Roll one portion of dough into a circular shape that is about 1/4-inch thick.  Use favorite cookie cutters to cut out shapes.  Place cookies on baking sheets that have been sprayed with cooking spray.  Repeat with remaining dough.

Bake for 9 to 10 minutes or until firm in center and light brown in color. Remove from oven and cool on baking sheet for 2 to 3 minutes.  Remove to cooling rack to finish cooling.

Decorating Ideas:  Sprinkle cookies with colored sugar or sprinkles before baking. Or frost or drizzle after baking and decorate as desired with colored sugar or sprinkles.