Spectacular, beautiful, and best-rolled sugar cookies. I have been making these cookies, particularly during holidays. Put them in a cute box or jar and give them away to family and friends. My kids are always looking forward to it. I let them help me design the cookies and it’s a nice way to bond and catch up. I make the icing by combining confectioners’ sugar and milk, mix them well to get a fairly thin mixture. Thin enough to easily spread on cookies but not too thin because it’ll make the cookies wet and the icing runs off. I use a pastry brush to paint the icing on the cookies. It is really fun and you get to be creative. When making these cookies I feel like a master cookie maker and a child at the same time. Soft, sugary, pretty rolled sugar cookies for all ages! The quickest and easiest cookie recipe you’ll ever make.
1 1/2 cups butter, softened
2 cups white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
How to make The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies
Step 1: Cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl until smooth. Beat in the eggs and add in the vanilla. Mix in the flour, baking powder, and salt.
Step 2: Place the dough inside the fridge to chill, covered, for at least an hour or overnight.
Step 3: Once ready to bake, prepare the oven. Preheat it to 400 degrees F or 200 degrees C.
Step 4: On a floured surface roll out the dough about 1/4 to 1/2-inch thick. With a cookie cutter, slice the dough into shapes.
Step 5: Transfer the cookies an inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Step 6: Place inside the preheated oven and bake for about 6 to 8 minutes.
Step 7: Once done, remove from the oven and it the cookies cool completely.