Fluffy and Soft Sugar Cookie Recipe (Lofthouse Sugar Cookies)
This soft sugar cookie recipe creates the fluffiest Lofthouse style sugar cookies you'll ever eat! Fluffy, soft sugar cookies with royal icing.
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or regular vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350.
In a large bowl (I use my kitchen aid mixer) mix together sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
Mix egg until well combined to the egg mixture.
Next add in vanilla until combined.
In a separate bowl whisk together flour and baking powder.
Add a cup at a time to the egg mixture and combine until you get one ball of dough.
On a lightly floured surface knead your dough for 1-2 minutes.
Place in plastic wrap and refrigerate the dough for 10-20 minutes. You are looking to chill the dough so it's easier to work with.
Once the dough has chilled place the ball of dough on a lightly floured sheet of wax paper.
Place another piece of wax paper over the top of the dough and begin to roll our to be about ¼" thick.
Using your cookie cutter cut out your shapes and place on a baking sheet.
Bake for 6-8 minutes, the center will be a tad bit soft/doughy. Remove from oven and let stand on baking sheet so the cookie hardens.
Place on cooling rack and allow to cool before you decorate!
*This Sugar Cookie Recipe will make around two dozen cookies, depending on the size and shape of your sugar cookie.