The BEST Vanilla Sugar Cookie Recipe – Stretch free, Swell free & PERFECT for Decorating

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Perfect Sugar Cookies every time – This is the only Vanilla Sugar Cookie recipe you need & its so simple to customise, decorate and

The thing I love about this recipe is that its NEVER failed me, not even once and it’s really easy to change the flavour by simply eliminating the vanilla extract and replacing it with your preferred flavour. Lemon juice and zest? Strawberry flavouring? Whatever you desire…

Just try to keep the consistencies the same so replace the vanilla spoon for spoon with whatever your alternate flavouring is. Don’t worry about zests – you can add these in over and above the recipe with no problems at all, its just the liquids you want to keep your eye on.

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OVEN TEMP: 175 degrees Celcius or 350 degrees Fahrenheit

400g / 14oz all purpose (plain) flour, weighed then sifted – plus extra for rolling the cookies
1 large egg
1/4 teaspoon baking SODA
1/4 teaspoon salt
220g / 8oz unsalted butter (you can also use salted butter and eliminate the 1/4 tsp salt)
170g / 6oz sugar (caster or superfine)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Tools & equipment:
2 spoons
Mixing bowl
Rolling pin
Electric Mixer
Baking Tray
Parchment Paper
Cooling Rack
Offset Spatula


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