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How to make it

  • In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, salt, and baking powder. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine the butter, and sugar and beat on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  • Add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined.
  • Add the flour mixture in 2 batches, scraping down the bowl after each addition.
  • Beat until the dough just comes together, being careful not to over mix.
  • Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured surface.
  • Form the dough into a ball, wrap it in plastic, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Place the ball of dough between two pieces of parchment paper and roll out to 1/4 inch think.
  • Keeping the dough in the parchment, transfer to a cookie sheet and place in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • Cut out the cookies in the desired shapes and places on a half-sheet pan lined with parchment paper or an ungreased nonstick cookie sheet, at least 1 inch apart.
  • Transfer to the freezer and chill for at least 15 minutes or until they are stiff.
  • Bake until the cookies are light golden brown, about 10 minutes.
  • Let cookies cool completely on the sheets before decorating.
  • (They will still be soft when they come out of the oven and may break or become misshapen if they are moved off the sheets before cool.)

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    " It was excellent "
    laadeedaa ate it and said...
    I love Miss Paula and she's at the top of my list of great cooks. Thank you for submitting this lovely 5 fork Sugar Cookie recipe.
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    " It was excellent "
    magali777 ate it and said...
    this is one of those great recipes, thanks!
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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
    oh yum i love paula deens recipes thank you
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