Valentine's day seemed like the perfect opportunity for my first sugar cookie attempt. Pastry Affair is a classic go-to blog for all things baked, so it seemed like a natural choice to look there first.

SUGAR COOKIES // makes a whole lot of cookies!

Adapted from Pastry Affair

Preheat oven to 350.


1 1/2 sticks butter (~3/4 cup)
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder

What to do:

Mix together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy; add in the eggs; beat in the vanilla; add the flour & baking powder, mixing until combined.

Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and place in fridge for about an hour to firm it up.

Roll out the door to about 1/4" thick and using your favourite cookie cutters, divide the dough. Decorate with sprinkles before cookies go in the oven.

Bake for 6-8 minutes.

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