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Sugar Cookies

These sugar cookie will certainly delight your family and friends this holiday season!

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1 cup butter (I use Kerrygold Irish butter)

3/4 cup sugar

1 1/2 tsp vanilla

1/4 tsp salt

1 raw egg yolk

2 cups all purpose flour (I like King Arthur)


  1. Cut cold butter into 1″ cubes, place in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add sugar and salt. Combine ingredients using a hand mixer on medium speed for 5 minutes  until butter color lightens and the mixture becomes fluffy.
  3. Add yolk, mix until combined.
  4. Add flour slowly, mix until just combined.
  5. Knead the dough on a lightly floured cutting board.
  6. Place dough in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
  7. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  8. Roll dough into a 2″ wide cylinder.
  9. Cut dough into 1/4″ slices, place on parchment lined baking sheet.
  10. Sprinkle with sugar and add nuts if desired.
  11. Bake in 325 degree oven for 12 – 15 minutes.
  12. Remove to a cooling rack.
  13. These cookies are delicious and store in freezer zip top bags in the freezer for 3 months.
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Mike Wendland

Published on 2017-12-03

Mike Wendland is an Emmy award-winning journalist, traveler, and producer of RV Podcast, the RV Lifestyle travel blog, and the RV Lifestyle Channel on YouTube. Mike, traveling with his wife Jennifer and their Norwegian Elkhound, Bo, has vast experience and a great passion for exploring North America, previously working as a long-time NBC-TV News Channel Technology Correspondent and now sharing his love for the RV lifestyle with millions. Mike is not only an adept RV life enthusiast but also a skillful storyteller, bringing to his channels stories from the road that perfectly capture the magic and hardships of this lifestyle.

One Response to “Sugar Cookies”

January 03, 2019at5:22 pm, Nancy M Schultz said:

Re: your fairly recent pics of RT closet use. Where can I buy the net bags you hung on the closet door —for hats, gloves etc.? Thanks. Read your website all the time. We’re 80 and 76 years young.

How to you fasten the bags on the door—-wood is not friendly to nails?

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