Basic Sugar Cookies

Recipe Image
Print Print Recipe | Full | 4x6 | 3x5

Makes about 120 (2-1/2-inch diameter) cookies.

All you need:

2 c. Hy-Vee unsalted butter, at room temperature
4 c. Hy-Vee granulated sugar
4 Hy-Vee large eggs
1 c. Hy-Vee 2% milk
8 1/2 c. Hy-Vee all-purpose flour
2 tsp Hy-Vee baking soda

All you do:

In a large bowl, beat butter until smooth. Add sugar and mix well. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each. Mix in milk until incorporated. In a separate bowl, combine flour and baking soda. Slowly add to creamed mixture. Cover and refrigerate overnight.*
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Working in batches, turn chilled dough out on a very floured surface, pressing ball of dough down and flipping to flour each surface multiple times (about 1/2 cup to 1 cup extra flour may be needed). Using rolling pin, roll to about 1/4- to 1/2-inch thick. Cut into desired shapes. Transfer to parchment-lined cookie sheet, using metal spatula if needed. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or just until edges become golden brown. Cool on wire rack.
*Test Kitchen Tip: Divide dough into 2 bowls before refrigerating. It's best to work in small batches when rolling dough out, and separating dough in half is easier before dough sets in refrigerator.

Nutrition information per serving:
Calories: 90
Carbohydrate: 14g
Cholesterol: 15mg
Dietary Fiber: 0g
Fat: 3.5g
Protein: 1g
Saturated Fat: 2g
Sodium: 25mg
Sugars: 7g
Trans fats: 0g

Daily nutritional values:
2% vitamin A
0% vitamin C
0% calcium
2% iron