Sugar Cookies Recipe

My six year old daughter and I made these sugar cookies together in preparation for an upcoming Bridal Shower.

This is a perfect recipe for children to help with because there are many jobs just perfect for little people!

Here are some tips when making sugar cookies:

  • Remember flour is your friend (you can use icing sugar instead) – flour your work surface and your rolling pin.
  • I have recently bought some amazing rolling pin elastics to help me roll out my dough evenly – they work SO well!
  • If your dough is at room temperature, it can get difficult to work with, try putting it in the fridge for 10 minutes to chill. I keep my extra dough in the fridge while I work in small batches.
  • Stacking cooling racks are a must when you are making large batches of cookies! Unless you have been blessed with a HUGE kitchen.
  • I used my Pampered Chef stoneware for the first time ever and by FAR this pan made the best cookies, they weren’t even brown on the bottom at all!

Sugar Cookie Recipe
1 cup butter (unsalted then add the salt OR salted and omit the extra salt)
1.5 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla (can use almond extract if you wish)
3.5 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt (omit IF you used salted butter)
1 tsp baking powder


  1. In electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until combined.
  3. Add flour, salt (if you used unsalted butter) and baking powder and beat until smooth.
  4. Place dough in the fridge for 10 minutes (this makes it easier to roll and transfer onto baking sheets).
  5. Roll out dough (remember to flour your work surface) and use cookie cutters to cut out desired shapes.
  6. Place on cookie sheets and bake in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes.

Note: Some bakers believe that placing the cut out cookies that are on the baking sheets in the fridge for 10 minutes will prevent spreading, however, I don’t find this necessary with this recipe.

For more tips on making Sugar Cookies, be sure to read this post on Baking Tips for Sugar Cookies.

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17 Responses to Sugar Cookies Recipe

  1. Great recipe and those cookies look so good! I’ll have to dig out a few recipes I have and link them on! 🙂

  2. We love sugar cookies, such a great family project!!

  3. Jayda says:

    Anything with sugar is a hit in our house…especially sugar cookies Yum!

  4. I love sugar cookies, it’s a nice compliment to all the chocolate at the holidays!

  5. Mama MOE says:

    Sugar cookies are a must for holidays – thanks for the great recipe! Enjoying your #CanadianCookies hop, such a great idea!

  6. Nancy T says:

    I’m looking for a recipee for our annual cookie exchange – this might just be the ticket – 15 dozen cookies here I come!

  7. Nancy says:

    Omigosh. Those are gorgeous and look so YUM! Not brown on the back or the edges equals win! Thanks for sharing your recipe! 🙂

  8. Blueoceans says:

    Yum,great recipe i will try this weekend,thanks!!
    Lynn M

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  10. Cheryl says:

    I would love to make these with my son.

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  13. annet says:

    I’m always looking for a great sugar cookie recipe. Thanks! Now that I have more granbabies running around I’ll be making more cookies!

  14. kathy downey says:

    This is honestly a no-fail recipe

  15. Holly O'Gorman says:

    Those look so yummy and the recipe is nice and simple.

  16. kathy downey says:

    I do love making this recipe with the kids !

  17. elizamatt says:

    I love sugar cookies but there again I think everyone does, lol 🙂

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