Sugar Cookie Dough

Using a combination of light brown and white sugar produces cookies with a lovely golden colour and an appetizing hint of caramel.


  • 1 ¼ cups unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt


Combine butter, sugar and brown sugar in a large bowl and beat using a mixer until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well between additions. Add vanilla and beat until well combined.

Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add to butter mixture and beat until dough just comes together. Divide dough into 4 pieces to make 4 varieties of cookies.