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Sugar Cookies

Delicious Sugar Cookies
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 28 mins
Course cookie
Cuisine French American
Servings 12 -14 medium cookies


  • 3/4 cup unbleached flour level the top off.
  • 1/4 cup cake flour regular white is okay
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 stick chilled unsalted butter, cut into 16 pieces
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 TBS cold water plus droplets if needed


  • Prepare work surface with a light flouring
  • Using a food processor, pluse flours, salt, and butter until blended well, about 1 minute
  • Add sugar, process into mixture
  • Add egg yolk, vanilla, and water
  • Process for a few seconds until dough balls up on the sides
  • Remove and put on your prepared work surface
  • Working the dough into a ball then push out small pieces smashing working the dough so the dough is gently worked throughly
  • Shape the dough back into a cake shape
  • Wrap in plastic wrap, chill until cold and hard
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • When the dough is not sticky and still cold, half it
  • Cover half of the dough and return to the refrigerator
  • Lightly flour the top of dough and rolling pin. Be careful to not be heavy handed with the flour.
  • Quickly roll out to desired thickness
  • For crispier, roll to 1/8 in thickness
  • Cut out cookies while the remaining dough is chilling
  • Bake on nonstick cookie sheet or parchment paper
  • If you don't want the cookies puffy, pick gently with a fork
  • If the dough splits, push together patting it smooth or lightly roll
  • Add sprinkles or other decorations for baking
  • Bake on middle rack for 8 -10 minutes at 400 degrees
  • If thinly rolled, gentle remove cookies to rack for cooling
  • Dough will keep 2 -3 days. It also freezes well.