Sugar Cookie Recipe

A simple recipe for delicious vanilla sugar cookies.

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A simple recipe for delicious vanilla sugar cookies that every baker should know!

You will need:


  • 100g caster sugar
  • 50g icing sugar, sifted
  • 50g butter cubed (room temperature)
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 300g plain flour sifted - plus extra for dusting


In a large bowl (or kitchen mixer with paddle attachment) beat the butter until light and creamy


Mix in both sugars, then add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined.


Stir in half the flour to the mixture, then add the remaining flour and keep mixing until the dough just comes together.


Knead the dough gently by hand, then wrap in clingfilm and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.


Roll out on a lightly floured surface to 5mm thick. Cut out and transfer cookies to a lined baking sheet and put back in the fridge for 20 mins.


Bake in a pre-heated oven at 170°c for 15-20 mins depending on size or until light golden brown You can turn up the flavour in these simple cookies by swapping the vanilla for the finely grated zest of a lemon, or 2 tsp of a winter warming spice mix. (mix 2 tbsp cinnamon, 1½ tsp ginger, 1tsp nutmeg, 1tsp mixed spice & ½ tsp cloves all ground. Store excess in an airtight jar and use in cakes and hot drinks or more cookies!).

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