Buttery Sugar Cookies

Desserts

These cookies are a real treat for all your special occasions. Show your loved ones how much you care.

  • Total Preparation Time: 95 minutes

Makes 3 dozen cookies

Rating: 3.5 Stars

Ingredients

Group 1
1 cup250 mLGAY LEA - Unsalted Butter, softened
1/2 cup125 mLGranulated Sugar
1/4 cup50 mLIcing Sugar
1 1 Egg
1 tsp5 mLVanilla
2 1/2 cups625 mLAll Purpose Flour
3/4 tsp4 mLBaking Powder
1/4 tsp1 mLSalt
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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. With electric mixer, beat butter until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in granulated and icing sugars, then egg and vanilla.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; with wooden spoon, gradually stir into butter mixture. Transfer dough to work surface; knead lightly until dough forms a ball.
  4. Divide dough in half; shape each piece into disc. Wrap in plastic; refrigerate for at least 1 hour or for up to 2 days. One disc at a time, roll out dough on lightly floured surface to ¼" (5 mm) thickness. Using cookie cutters, cut out shapes. Place shapes on parchment paper-lined baking sheets.
  5. Bake in centre of preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until light golden on bottom and edges. Let cool for 3 minutes on baking sheets; transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

Icing

  1. Whisk together 3 cups (750 mL) icing sugar with ¼ cup (50 mL) water for regular piped icing, adding up to 2 tbsp (25 mL) more water to create paint for background colours. Tint as desired.
This recipe is one of 150 featured exclusively in our cookbook, Our Table.
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Ingredients

Group 1
1 cup250 mLGAY LEA - Unsalted Butter, softened
1/2 cup125 mLGranulated Sugar
1/4 cup50 mLIcing Sugar
1 1 Egg
1 tsp5 mLVanilla
2 1/2 cups625 mLAll Purpose Flour
3/4 tsp4 mLBaking Powder
1/4 tsp1 mLSalt
Add to Shopping List

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