10 From-Scratch Sugar Cookie Recipes

Homemade Christmas sugar cookies

Sugar cookies are timeless and always a favorite. The ingredients are basic – butter, eggs, flour, vanilla, baking soda or powder, and, of course, sugar. Where they become special is adding spices and decorating with icing, colored sugar crystals, or even chocolate. Buttery and sweet, sugar cookies can be soft or cut out into shapes with a cookie cutter. Below we’re sharing a variety of sugar cookie recipes. Some are traditional and some have a twist. Regardless, all will be delicious on your Christmas cookie tray.

Christmas Sugar Cookies

Christmas Sugar Cookies

"Not only are they pretty they are delicious too! Easy to make and they bake up flat without warping in shape." - Susan
Soft Christmas Sugar Cookies

Soft Christmas Sugar Cookies

"These sugar cookies really are the perfect cookie for the holidays. They puff up a little while baking, almost cake-like. Buttermilk gives the cookie a different texture and flavor than other sugar cookies. Simply delicious!" - The Kitchen Crew
Caramel Stuffed Sugar Cookies

Caramel Stuffed Sugar Cookies

"Caramel Stuffed Sugar Cookies are thick, buttery cookies stuffed with ooey, gooey caramel makes the perfect snack!" - Paula
Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies

"This is a delicious cookie to make. Wonderful to make around the holidays for a special treat for the children. My children always liked to help decorate with icing." - Jean
Chocolate Dipped Sugar Cookies

Chocolate Dipped Sugar Cookies

"These Chocolate Dipped Sugar Cookies are the perfect chewy cookie for any occasion. Sprinkles are added to make these festive for any holiday." - Debbie
Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

"Every year at Christmas, I go into cookie baking mode. I have several recipes that I like to make during that time of the year only and this is one of them. This probably is my all-time favorite cookie because it is so delicious." - Cassie
Browned Butter Brown Sugar Cookie Recipe

Browned Butter Brown Sugar Cookie Recipe

"Crunchy around the edges with chewy centers, Browned Butter Brown Sugar Cookie Recipe is packed full of flavor! Cookie perfection!" - Paula
Aunt Gail's Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

Aunt Gail's Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

"This recipe was given to me by my Aunt Gail during my bridal shower back in 1992. I make these cookies for every holiday and occasion in between." - Lori
Twisted Sugar Cookies

Twisted Sugar Cookies

"These are a fun treat that would be great for the kids to help with. The dough is easy to handle once refrigerated for a while, and the cool part is no two turn out the same." - Lynn
Chewy Rum Sugar Cookies

Chewy Rum Sugar Cookies

"I love these. They are delicious!!!! Give em a try. Light fluffy and chewy." - Dawn