Thanksgiving Sugar Cookie Ideas

Decorated sugar cookies on a plate.




  1. Cream the butter and sugar until just combined – do not overmix.
  2. Add the eggs and mix.
  3. Add the flour (affiliate link), cornstarch and salt to the butter mixture and combine.
  4. Mix just until the mixture forms a ball.
  5. Stir in the vanilla bean paste (affiliate link) and flavored extract of choice.
  6. Wrap the dough in Saran Wrap and refrigerate for one hour.
  7. Remove the chilled dough from the refrigerator and roll it out to ¼ inch thickness.
  8. Cut out the cookie dough shapes, lay them out on parchment paper (affiliate link) lined cookie sheets (affiliate link) and put them back in the refrigerator for an hour.
  9. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  10. Place the cookies into the oven on the parchment lined cookie sheets (affiliate link) and bake for 9 to 12 minutes.
  11. Cool completely on a wire rack (affiliate link).
  12. Decorate as desired.

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