Sugar Cookies

Basic and Classic

Great to use with Brown Bag Cookie molds

Fun project with children.



  • 4 cups sifted all purposed flour (sift before measuring)

  • 2 tsp. baking powder

  • 1 tsp. salt

  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter softented

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

  • powdered sugar for dusting


  1. Preheat oven to 350°

  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt - set aside

  3. In a large bowl beat together butter and sugar until fluffy

  4. Add eggs and vanilla, beat well.

  5. Stir in dry ingredients one third at a time until all is incorporated into a smooth, stiff dough

  6. On wax paper lightly dusted with powdered sugar roll out dough to 1/4 in think rectangle.

  7. Cut out cookies in desired shapes and place on greased baking sheet.

  8. Repeat rolling and cutting until all dough is used.

  9. Bake at 350° for 10 min. until cookies are firm and lightly brown.

  10. Remove from sheet and allow to cool completely before decorating.


The dough is very easy to work with and does not require refrigeration before rolling.

Dough can be stored in refrigerator for several days. Allow to come to room temperature before rolling.