Sugar Cookie Recipe


I got this recipe from a little recipe book that came with a set of cookie cutters. It’s our favorite sugar cookie. They seriously are the best!


Sugar Cookie Recipe

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


Sugar Cookie Recipe


Chill the dough for at least one hour.

When ready to roll out the cookies, preheat oven to 375*.


Sugar Cookie Recipe


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


If using sugar on the cookies, now’s the time to add it, before baking.


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.


Sugar Cookie Recipe


Look how good that cookie is! Soft, flaky, and oh so yummy!


Watch the cookies carefully! You don’t want them to be any darker than this! In fact, these are getting close to too dark. Don’t wait until you can see brown around the edges of the cookies. Check them at 10 minutes, and lift one with a spatula to check for brown-ness.


Sugar Cookie Recipe


Store in an airtight container. If you have any left to store!


*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 :)