Sugar Cookies

I got this recipe from a little recipe book that came with a set of cookie cutters. It’s our favorite sugar cookie.

Sugar Cookies

In a large bowl, cream:

3/4 cup softened butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon almond or vanilla flavoring

Add and mix:

3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Chill the dough for at least one hour. Preheat oven to 375*.

On a well floured surface roll the dough to a thickness of 1/4 inch. Dip cookie cutters in flour with each use.

Bake the cookies on a lightly greased cookie sheet until firm to the touch, about 10-12 minutes. Cool on wire racks. When completely cooled, cookies can be frosted.


*We usually double the recipe. The raw dough and the baked cookies can be frozen.


Kitchen Tip – Mix 2 egg yolks with food coloring. Paint on unbaked cookies. Bake as usual. Frosting gets hard, won’t smear, etc. when carrying out or stacking in containers for gifts.


If you like sugar on your sugar cookies, instead of frosting, here’s how I make colored sugar.

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  1. YUMMM! You just can't beat a good old fashioned sugar cookie! Thank you for sharing! I'm so excited to be your newest follower of your sweet blog and I would love to have you as a friend at Frou Frou Decor! Be sure to link up your creations each week at my Fabulous Friday Finds party! Hope to see you there!
    ~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

  2. Ann Kroeker says:

    My grandmother's sugar cookie recipe is delicious and brings back wonderful memories, but it's not the best for standard holiday decorating. So…I'm glad you offered this favorite recipe to us and linked to Food on Fridays!

    Next time I have to make sugar cookies, I'll slip over here and try it out!

  3. margaretann says:

    I think the salt should be 1/4 teaspoon instead of 14 teaspoon. Otherwise the recipe sounds yummy!

  4. Thanks you Margaret! Your right, it should be 1/4 teaspoon salt. I can't believe I missed that in my proofread!

    Thanks again for letting me know!


  5. Are these a thick or thin, chewy or crunchy sugar cookie? I'm always in the market for a new recipe :)