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Small Batch Sugar Cookies
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3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup sugar

1 cold Half Stick (1/4 cup) Land O Lakes® Butter

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg (yolk only)

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Sanding sugar, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in small bowl; set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    Place sugar and cold butter into bowl of heavy-duty stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment. Beat at medium speed until well combined. Add egg yolk and vanilla; beat until well mixed. Add flour mixture, beating at low speed until just combined.

  4. STEP 4

    Roll out dough on lightly floured surface to 8-inch square. Using fluted pastry cutter or a pizza cutter, trim uneven edges. Cut dough into 2-inch squares.

  5. STEP 5

    Place 1 inch apart on prepared cookie sheets. Sprinkle with sanding sugar, if desired.

  6. STEP 6

    Bake 8-10 minutes or until just beginning to brown around edges. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack; cool completely.

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