Simple Sugar Cookies

The ultimate Christmas cookies are the ones you buy at the grocery store that have little holiday appropriate shapes in them, if you’re American you should know what I’m talking about. They generally come on a paper tray, in precut little coins ready to go in the oven. They are F*!$^#G  AMAZING (keeping things PG…). This is my attempt at making those cookies. They’re a mix between shortbread and a sugar cookie, just sweet enough that you can eat about 5 without going into sugar-shock. They are also super easy to make, kid-in-the-kitchen friendly, and don’t require any time in the fridge pre-baking. Long story short, they’re easy to make and awesome.

  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup salted butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  1. Preheat your oven to 180ºC (375ºF)
  2. In a large bowl mix together your sugar and softened butter until smooth, 2-4 minutes.
  3. Add in egg and mix until just combined.
  4. Add in flour, baking powder and salt, mix until fully combined
  5. Roll out dough between two sheets of parchment until 1/8-1/4 inch thick.
  6. Cut into shapes of your choice, the smaller they are the faster they will cook.
  7. Bake for 6-8 minutes depending on size, or until lightly golden.
  8. Let cookies cool before dusting with powdered sugar.
  9. Serve at room temperature and enjoy!

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