Cut Out Sugar Cookies

Cut Out Sugar Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Baking Free Gluten-Free all purpose flour (plus more for rolling out)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8oz unsalted butter (one stick, softened)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

Step 1
Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl.
Step 2
In a bowl for stand mixer, beat butter and sugar at medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
Step 3
Reduce speed to low and gradually mix in the flour mixture. Turn out dough, and divide in half. Flatten each half into a disk and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour or overnight.
Step 4
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Let one disk of dough stand at room temperature just until soft enough to roll, about 10 minutes.
Step 5
Roll out dough on lightly floured work surface to just under 1/4 inch thick, adding more flour as needed to keep dough from sticking. Cut out cookies using desired cutters. Transfer to parchment-lined baking sheets as you work. Roll out scraps, and repeat once. Cookies cut from scraps repeatedly reworked get tough.
Step 6
Bake cookies until edges turn golden, about 15 to 18 minutes. Let cool on sheets on wire racks.
Step 7
Repeat cutting out and baking with second disk. Decorate cookies with icing once completely cooled. Makes about 2 dozen cookies.