Soft & Thick Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

Makes about 2 dozen, depending on thickness and size of the cookie cutter


  • 2 cups butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tb vanilla
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • Your favorite frosting (I am on the hunt for a new frosting recipe so this will be updated once I find it)


  1. Cream butter and sugar till fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and beat till fluffy again. Sift flour, salt, and baking powder together, and add to the creamed mixture. Mix till combined. Refrigerate dough for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface, about 1/2 inch thick. Cut with cookie cutters, and place on parchment lined cookie sheets. Bake for 10-14 minutes, depending on the size of your cookies, until they are just puffed. If the edges start to brown, you've gone too far. Let cool completely, then frost.
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