Basic Sugar Cookie Dough

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  • Yield: 10 dozens


5cups all-purpose flour
1/2teaspoon baking powder
1/2teaspoon coarse salt
2cups butter, softened
1 1/2cups sugar
2 eggs, at room temperature
2teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.
  2. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add vanilla. Beat in flour until fully incorporated. (Dough will be stiff.) Top with our homemade cream cheese frosting.