These classic sugar cookies are the best cookies to have at Christmas time

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When the holidays are right around the corner, you'll need the yummiest cookies to add extra sweetness to this special time of year. These classic sugar cookies are chewy and sweet, with a crunch of sparkling sugar on top. You can make them in a traditional round shape, or make them a little more festive by using holiday-themed cookie cutters.
The recipe below will create about two dozen cookies but you can always make more or less with appropriate baking time adjustments. Besides being a holiday treat, these cookies are also ideal for a birthday party, outdoor gathering, or nearly any other event. Get kids involved in the kitchen by letting them decorate the cookies with colored frosting and sprinkles.
Cooktop Cove
Classic Sugar Cookies
25 mins
10 mins
1 hr 45 mins
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon salt
1 jar coarse sparkling sugar
In a large mixing bowl, add the butter and white sugar. Cream them together using an electric stand or hand mixer until smooth.
Add egg and vanilla to the bowl, and mix until blended.
Slowly add the flour and salt to the bowl, mixing together until a dough is formed. Cover the dough, and place it in the fridge to chill for one hour.
Preheat the oven to 350 F, and lightly grease a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray, or line the sheet with parchment paper.
When the dough is chilled, remove it from the fridge. Lightly flour a flat surface, and roll the dough out to ¼-inch thickness. Cut out cookies using a cookie cutter or the rim of a glass. Arrange the cookies on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer.
Sprinkle coarse sparkling sugar over the tops of the cookies, lightly pressing it into the dough so it sticks.
Place the baking sheet in the oven, and allow the cookies to bake until they're set and the edges are slightly browned, about 10 minutes.
Remove the baking sheet from the oven, and place the cookies on a baking rack. Cool for 10 minutes.
Serve warm.
Pro-tip: Make your cookies more festive by adding colored frostings, sprinkles and sugars after baking.
Pro-tip: Dip the cookies in glaze after baking for an extra sweet bite.
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