Classic Cookie Dough

Prep time: 5min
Total time: 40min
Makes 60 cookies
1 cup
2 sticks Churned Unsalted Butter Sticks, room temperature
250 mL
1 cup
sugar
250 mL
1 tbsp
Pure Vanilla Extract
15 mL
1/4 tsp
salt
1 mL
1
egg, room temperature
0
2 1/2 cups
All Purpose Flour
625 mL
1 cookie
calories
60
fat
3 g
saturated fat
2 g
carbs
7 g
cholestrol
10 mg
sodium
10 mg

Directions

  1. MIX

  2. Using an electric mixer (stand or hand-held), cream together butter, sugar, vanilla and salt until smooth, about 3 min. Scrape down sides of bowl, add egg and mix well. Scrape down sides of bowl again, slowly add flour and mix until a soft dough forms. Dust hands with flour and, in bowl, knead dough by hand until smooth. Prep different cookies based on instructions on following pages.

  3. CHILL

  4. Refrigerate, about 20 min. Dust a piece of parchment paper with flour, place dough in centre, dust top of dough with flour and cover with another sheet of parchment paper. Roll dough to about a 1/4-in. (5 mm) thickness. Remove top sheet of parchment (use it to line your baking sheet).

  5. SHAPE

  6. Cut into 1 x 2-in. (2.5 x 5 cm) bars or use cookie cutters to cut into other fun shapes, then place on prepared cookie sheet, spaced about 1 in. (2.5 cm) apart.

  7. BAKE

  8. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C) and bake on middle rack until set, 10 to 12 min. Let cool completely before decorating.