Ingredient List
For the sugar cookies:
  • 1 cup (215 g) granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons (171 g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 ½ cups (317.5 g) whole wheat flour
  • ½ teaspoon (2.5 g) salt
  • ¾ teaspoon (3.3 g) baking powder
  • 2 large (110 g) eggs
  • ½ teaspoon (2 g) pure vanilla extract
For the sugar cookies:
  • Combine the sugar and softened butter in a mixer and beat until light and fluffy (two minutes on low speed and 3-5 minutes on medium speed).

  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt and baking powder; mix together.

  • Add the eggs to the sugar mixture one at a time, allowing them to be fully incorporated after each addition. Add in the vanilla and mix.

  • Mix in the dry ingredients. Beat just until flour has been incorporated.

  • Scoop the dough into plastic wrap and flatten; then wrap tightly. Place the dough in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours to firm up.

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.

  • After the 2 hours, dust flour on the countertop and roll out dough to desired thickness (¼-inch thick) and cut out shapes using cookie cutters. Place onto the parchment-lined baking sheet; bake 9 minutes, or until edges are lightly brown.

  • Allow to cool before decorating.

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