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Rolled Sugar Cookies



  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Decorator sugar crystals


  1. Beat butter at medium speed of an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add 1 cup sugar, beating well. Add egg and vanilla extract; beat well.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating just until blended. Shape dough into a ball; cover and chill at least 1 hour.
  3. Divide dough into thirds. Work with 1 portion of dough at a time, storing remainder in refrigerator. Roll each portion to 1/8-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut with a cookie cutter; place on lightly greased cookie sheets. Sprinkle with sugar crystals.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees F for 8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
  5. Cool slightly on cookie sheets; remove to wire racks, and let cool completely.

Makes 20 (3-inch) cookies.

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