Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies

Our go-to sugar cookie recipe is a Christmas must-make. They not only taste delicious, but they make for a morning or evening full of family fun. The little masterpieces that get decorated on the cookies are almost too beautiful to eat!

Don’t just wait to bake these cookies once a year for the holidays. They make great birthday treats too. They also make for a good rainy afternoon activity to keep little ones busy. Just make sure you have the wine on standby for when the sugar rush hits!

Sugar Cookies

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: baking recipes, christmas cookies, cookies, sugar cookie, sugar cookies
Servings: 36 2.5″ cookies


  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • confectioners' sugar


  • In a large bowl sift together the flour, salt and baking powder. Set aside
  • Using an electric stand mixer, mix room temperature butter and sugar in a large bowl until light in color
  • Add the egg and milk to the mixer
  • Gradually add the flour mixture into the mixer while on low speed
  • Divide the dough in half. Wrap in wax paper and place in the refrigerator for 2 hours (very important, do not skip this step!!)
  • Preheat the oven to 375°F
  • On a clean surface, sprinkle confectioners' sugar down before rolling out the dough
  • Remove one wrapped dough from the fridge at a time. Coat the rolling pin with confectioners' sugar and roll out the dough to be ¼" thick. Be sure that the dough does not get too warm, if it does, place back into the refrigerator to cool.
  • Cut into deisred shape. Place 1" apart on a sprayed cookie sheet
  • Bake at 375°F for 7-9 minutes or until the edges are just beginning to brown
  • Remove from the oven. After 2 minutes, transfer to a cookie rack to cool.
  • Serve as is or decorate once cooled

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