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Easy Sugar Cookie Dough Recipe

We've tried a lot of sugar cookie recipes over the years and found this one to be the best. It works especially well for these candy-filled cookies since, unlike store-bought dough, it holds its shape when baked. Use this recipe to make these delightful Star Cookies.

What you'll need

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups flour

How to make it

  1. Using an electric mixer at medium-high speed, cream the butter, gradually adding the sugar. Beat in the egg until evenly mixed, then blend in the vanilla extract and salt.
  2. With a wooden spoon, stir the flour into the creamed ingredients, about one third at a time, until evenly blended. The dough may seem soft, but it will firm up when refrigerated.
  3. Divide the dough into half. Flatten each portion into a disk and seal in plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight.