The Perfect Sugar Cookie
Servings Prep Time
3dozen 10minutes
Cook Time
12minutes
Servings Prep Time
3dozen 10minutes
Cook Time
12minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In the
  2. bowl
  3. of a stand mixer, cream the butter and add the sugar. Cream until light and fluffy. Add the egg, and beat until golden. Add the cream cheese and again beat until well incorporated. Add the flavorings and lemon zest.
  4. Mix the fl
  5. our, baking powder, and salt in a separate
  6. bowl
  7. then add, bit by bit, to the butter/sugar mixture until fully incorporated.
  8. Refrigerate the dough for at least one hour.
  9. Heat the oven to 350° F. Divide the dough into smaller balls and roll out 1/4 to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut out cookies.
  10. Bake cookies for 8 to 12 minutes, depending on thickness. The small, thinner ones started browning after about 8 minutes, and I didn’t want these brown at all. The larger ones had a slight golden bottom after 11 minutes, which was perfect for my purposes.
  11. Let cool before icing or decorating, and store in a tightly covered container.