Powdered Sugar Cookies

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Processed with VSCO with s3 presetIngredients

  • 1 cup butter (226ish grams)
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • salt sprinkling
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour

It must be almost an impossible feat to mess up these cookies. The ingredient list is short and the instructions are not complex. *Waves hand in the air* but I did!! I experienced a classic conversion fail when I read 1 cup of butter as 1 stick of butter… Which is about half that amount. In advance, this is the reason there are no photos of the pan coming out. When you attempt to add the other half of the butter after mixing everything else… And end up kneading with your hands- you know the recipe is going to come out a little wonky. Don’t worry, I still ended up with about half of my cookies intact for all my hungry coworkers.


  1. Preheat your oven and place a sheet of parchment paper on an oven sheet
  2. Cream butter and sugar – make sure they are as close as possible, like the Madison and Jefferson bromance
  3. Add in vanilla, salt and flour
  4. Form into small balls and place on tray
  5. 12 minutes later… Roll them in even more powdered sugar.
  6. Even if they’re super ugly like mine… You won’t regret eating the extra cookies that just melt apart in your mouth.

Like I said- simple. You will not regret making these by any stretch of the imagination. My boss actually said that these were her favorite baked goods of mine yet, and considering the amount I’ve brought into work, that’s saying something. My point is: it’s fun to make baking into an aesthetic exercise and I certainly do it without fail every time, by even without the beauty, sugar and butter always manage to create something mouth-watering. Let me know in the comments if you have any adaptation ideas. I was thinking of adding cocoa powder next time or going crazy with some lavender.

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