Sugar Cookies

A few days ago, it was my daughter's daycare Easter party. So, of course, I had to make something properly themed. I had limited ingredients in the house and didn't want to run to the store. Luckily, I had everything in the kitchen needed to make these! I couldn't resist these adorable bunny cookies! This recipe is very simple to throw together. I make these cookies for all occasions.

Sugar Cookies

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and baking soda.

In the bowl of your electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the beaten egg and vanilla extract and beat until combined. Add the flour mixture and beat until you have a smooth dough.

Form the dough into a disk and wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for about one hour (or overnight), or until firm enough to roll.

Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silpat

Remove the chilled dough from the refrigerator and, on a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to a 1/4 inch thick. (Keep turning the dough as you roll, making sure the dough does not stick to the counter.) Cut out shapes using a lightly floured cookie cutter and transfer cookies to the prepared baking sheet. Place the baking sheets with the unbaked cookies in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes to chill the dough, which prevents the cookies from spreading while baking.

Bake cookies for about 8-10 minutes, or until they are just beginning to brown around the edges. Remove from the oven and let cool completely before decorating. (Mine are frosted with royal icing, but any kind will do.) Store in an airtight container for 4-5 days.

Source: Joy of Baking