Dad Sugar Cookies
The sweetest way to give Dad some sugar this Father's Day: Bake him these poppy seed-speckled treats, personalized with our easy templates.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for surface
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
- 3/4 teaspoon poppy seeds
- 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in seeds.
Beat butter and sugar with a mixer on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 6 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla. Reduce speed to low; gradually beat in flour mixture. Divide dough in half. Shape each half into a disk; wrap in plastic. Refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour or overnight.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Roll out dough 1 disk at a time to just under a 1/4-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Using templates, cut out letters with a paring knife. Reroll scraps; cut more letters (you'll need 14 D's and 7 A's, total). Freeze on 2 parchment-lined baking sheets until firm, 15 minutes.
Bake until edges are golden, 15 to 18 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Let cookies cool on sheets set on wire racks.