Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies
Photo by Scott Phillips

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ tsp. table salt
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1-½ tsp. finely chopped lemon zest
  • 14 oz. (28 Tbs.) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 lb. 5 oz. (4-2/3 cups) all-purpose flour

In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the softened butter, zest, sugar, and salt and beat with the paddle until light and fluffy. Add the egg and beat it in well. In three additions, stir in the flour until blended. Spread the dough out, about an inch thick, on a sheet pan, cover with plastic...

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