American Sugar Cookies Recipe
Sugar Cookies are brilliant covered in buttercream and decorated. For a quick but festive finish, I dip the cookies into buttercream about half way up the biscuit, sprinkle on some edible glitter and let it dry on a wire rack. Adjust your colours to the event or season.
Servings: 24 cookies
- 75 grams butter
- 200 grams sugar caster
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 250 grams plain flour
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cream together the butter and sugar.
Mix in egg, vanilla extract, salt, baking powder and flour.
Add in food colouring (if using).
Either roll up like a log for "slice and bake" or roll out on a floured surface and use cookie cutters to make shapes.
Transfer dough to a baking sheet covered in parchment.
Bake at 190 C for 8 to 10 minutes until edges are brown.
Cool on a wire rack.
Decorate as desired.