We’re in the thick of cookie season right now. If you’re asking yourself, do I need another sugar cookie recipe? You do. Trust me, you do.
This isn’t any old sugar cookie, after all.
It’s a slice and bake sugar cookie recipe – just like those festive tubes of Pillsbury dough I bought for a good decade and ate straight from the tube even though I was warned against it. The difference is, these are homemade and rich with vanilla flavor and a buttery, chewy middle.
And would you believe me if I told you they’re only 77 calories each? It’s a holiday miracle of a cookie.
Put this easy sugar cookie recipe on your list of must-bakes! The dough couldn’t be more straight-forward to whip up, and once you form the log, you just wrap it in wax paper, twist the ends and freeze it! That way, you can slice off a few dough rounds any time you’re in the mood for thin, chewy sugar cookies!
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Easy Slice and Bake Sugar Cookie Recipe
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup ½ stick unsalted butter, softened
- ⅔ cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar until blended. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until smooth. Add the flour and mix until just combined. Shape the dough into a 6-inch-long log, about 2 inches in diameter, and place it on a sheet of wax paper. Roll the dough in the wax paper, twisting the edges to seal it. Freeze until firm, at least 3 hours, and up to 3 months.
- To bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet to parchment paper. Remove the dough from the freezer and use a sharp knife or uncoated dental floss to slice the dough into ⅓-inch-thick rounds. Place on the prepared baking sheet, 1 inch apart, and bake until puffed and faintly golden, about 10 minutes.