Vanilla Sugar Cookies


3 cups all-purpose flour , sifted or aerated – see my notes below
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 oz unsalted butter (226 grams), room temperature (let the butter from refrigerator sit on the counter for about an hour or so), not melted but softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract pure


1.In a medium bowl, combine together flour and salt and mix.

2.In a separate bowl, using electric mixer, beat softened butter and granulated sugar until light in color and fluffy. Add an egg and vanilla – continue beating for a couple minutes. Turn off the electric mixer, add flour-salt mixture and then continue beating on low speed until well-combined but without over mixing.

3.Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Roll these cookie balls in sprinkles. Arrange on parchment-lined baking sheets, spacing 2 inches apart. Freeze until firm, for about 30 minutes.

4.Bake at 350 degrees F in the preheated oven for 14 minutes. Do not over-bake. Remove from the oven, and transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

Recipe is adapted from Martha Stewart.

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