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Homemade Slice and Bake Sugar Cookies

These Homemade Slice and Bake Sugar Cookies could not be any easier! Read on to find out how to make your own dough and other ways to use it. Kids will love to make this cookie!

Homemade Slice and Bake Sugar Cookies

Why make homemade sugar cookie dough?

This recipe contains 7 ingredients leaving out some of the oils and preservatives that you will find in the store bought varieties. Also, you can still use this dough in the same ways you would use the store bought. It can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 1 week so you can make it and then use it later. If you enjoy recreating store-bought foods at home check out: Collection of Store-Bought Foods You can Easily Make at Home.

How to make Homemade Slice and Bake Sugar Cookies

This dough will need to be chilled before it can be used. First, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy using a hand mixer or stand mixer. Next, add eggs and vanilla and mix until combined. Add flour, baking powder and salt and mix well. Take dough out of bowl and shape into a log. Wrap log in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove dough from refrigerator and unwrap. Using a sharp knife, slice dough into 1/4-1/3 inch slices. There should be approximately 36 cookies. Place cookies on baking sheet. Leave a little space between but they will not spread much. If desired top with sprinkles.

Bake at 350 degrees for 8-12 minutes depending on the thickness of the cookies. Move cookies to a cooling rack to cool completely. If desired, cookies can be frosted when cool. Once completely cool, store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Other ways to use this dough

This dough can also be used to make a cookie pizza by rolling it into a large circle. Also, you can roll the dough and cut it into shapes. Either way be sure to keep the dough cold so that the shapes stay when they are baked!

Homemade Slice and Bake Sugar Cookies

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Homemade Slice and Bake Sugar Cookies

Homemade Slice and Bake Sugar Cookies

Yield: 3 dozen
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes

Super simple Homemade Slice and Bake Sugar Cookies can be baked plain, with sprinkles or decorated with icing! The possibilities are endless.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • sprinkles, optional

Instructions

  1. Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy using a hand mixer or stand mixer.
  2. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.
  3. Add flour, baking powder and salt. Mix until combined.
  4. Take dough out of bowl and shape into a log (see pictures in blog post). Wrap log in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  6. Remove dough from refrigerator and unwrap.
  7. Using a sharp knife, slice dough into 1/4-1/3 inch slices. There should be approximately 36 cookies.
  8. Place cookies on baking sheet. Leave a little space between but they will not spread much. If desired top with sprinkles.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-12 minutes depending on the thickness of the cookies.
  10. Move cookies to a cooling rack to cool completely. If desired, cookies can be frosted when cool.
  11. Once completely cool, store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Notes

Be sure to chill dough for at least 2 hours so it will slice easily.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 96Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 79mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 1g

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