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Watkins Perfect Sugar Cookie



  • 2 cups/500 mL all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp/2.5 mL baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp/1.2 mL salt
  • 1 cup/250 mL unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup/180 mL granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp/10 mL Watkins All Natural Original Gourmet Baking Vanilla



  • 1 cup/250 mL powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp/15 mL milk
  • 1-1/2 tsp/7.5 mL Watkins Pure Vanilla Extract

Optional: Watkins Food Coloring, Watkins Decorating Sprinkles and Sugars



Preheat oven to 375°F/190°C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. In a mixer, combine butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla extract, mixing until combined. Add flour mixture 1/2 cup/125 mL at a time until combined.

Roll dough into circles. Place on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on rack.

Icing: In a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, milk and vanilla extract until smooth. Add Watkins Food Coloring if desired. Using a spoon, smooth icing onto cookie. Decorate with Watkins Sprinkles and Sugars. Ready to serve when set.


Total Time: 50 Minutes

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Bake Time: 10 Minutes

Cool Time: 30 Minutes


Yields = 12-24 cookies, depending on size



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