1 in large bowl beat softened butter and granulated sugar with spoon until well mixed stir in flour until moistened using hands to mix if needed dough will be crumbly knead 5 to 10 times or until dough is smooth 2 divide dough in half shape each half into a log 5 inches long by 2 inches in diameter 3.

Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours heat oven to 375 deg f roll each disk on lightly floured surface until 1 4 inch thick cut with 2 to 2 1 2 inch cookie cutters into desired shapes on ungreased cookie sheets place cutouts at least 2 inches apart bake 7 hellip.

Sugar cookies combine butter and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large bowl and use an electric hand mixer and beat until creamy and well combined add egg and vanilla extract and beat until completely combined in a separate medium sized bowl whisk together flour baking powder and salt.