sugar cookie recipe

by Berta
(Traverse City, Michigan)

Looking for a sugar cookie recipe that bakes up very soft and feathery. The cookie has little bubbles and is full of little lacy holes. Very light cookie. I bought them from a bake sale so I was not able to get the recipe. Got any ideas? Very grateful for your help.

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Hey there Bertha!

This is one of my favorite Sugar Cookie recipes. It cooks up soft and chewy. I hope it's what you are looking for.

3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl, use a mixer to cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well between each addition.

Stir in the vanilla.

Gradually add the flour mixture until well combined.

Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Grease your cookie sheets.

Remove the dough from the refrigerator. Break off about 1/4 of the dough. Re-wrap the remaining dough and put it back into the refrigerator until ready to use.

Roll the dough to about 1/4 inch thickness on a floured surface. Use cookie cutters that have been dipped in flour to cut into desired shapes.

Repeat, until all dough has been used.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated 350° oven, or until the just barely begin to brown.

Remove cookies and cool on a wire rack.

Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

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