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Alton Brown’s Sugar Cookies

on December 23, 2012

Carrie helped me make sugar cookies this weekend.  We made the dough on Saturday (she held the sifter, dumped the ingredients in the bowl as I measured them, and turned the mixer on and off).  We rolled them out and cut them this afternoon.  If you haven’t done sugar cookies before, this is a great fail-proof recipe, courtesy of Alton Brown. 

Cookies all gone!

 

Sugar Cookies
Yields 36
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
9 min
Total Time
24 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
9 min
Total Time
24 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  3. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  4. 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  5. 1 cup sugar
  6. 1 egg, beaten
  7. 1 tablespoon milk
  8. Powdered sugar, for rolling out dough
Instructions
  1. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. Place butter and sugar in large bowl of electric stand mixer and beat until light in color. Add egg and milk and beat to combine. Put mixer on low speed, gradually add flour, and beat until mixture pulls away from the side of the bowl. Divide the dough in half, wrap in waxed paper, and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  3. Sprinkle surface where you will roll out dough with powdered sugar. Remove 1 wrapped pack of dough from refrigerator at a time, sprinkle rolling pin with powdered sugar, and roll out dough to 1/4-inch thick. Move the dough around and check underneath frequently to make sure it is not sticking. If dough has warmed during rolling, place cold cookie sheet on top for 10 minutes to chill. Cut into desired shape, place at least 1-inch apart on greased baking sheet, parchment, or silicone baking mat, and bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until cookies are just beginning to turn brown around the edges, rotating cookie sheet halfway through baking time. Let sit on baking sheet for 2 minutes after removal from oven and then move to complete cooling on wire rack. Serve as is or ice as desired. Store in airtight container for up to 1 week.
Adapted from Alton Brown
Adapted from Alton Brown
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