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Purple Sugar Cookies

A delightful and very purple sugar cookie.
Course: Desserts
Author: Kristi


  • 1 1/2 cups butter softened
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • In a large mixing bowl on medium speed, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Add eggs (one at a time) and vanilla until thoroughly mixed. Add flour (one cup at a time), then add baking powder and salt.
  • Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Roll out dough onto a floured surface, 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on parchment lined cookie sheets.
  • Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.


My cookies baked perfectly at 6 minutes. For purple sugar cookies, add red food coloring to your sugar and mix in a few drops of blue. Keep adding color until you get to desired color.