Sugar Cookies

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Jean Fisher
from OFallon, IL

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.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

We love sugar cookies. They're fun to cut out and to decorate. This sugar cookie is so buttery. It has just the right amount of flour to make it hold a good shape and still maintain the sweet buttery flavor. A great recipe to have on hand for a holiday. Cut into your favorite shapes and decorate. They're tasty and delicious. This makes a small batch of cookies. If you are making enough for a crowd, double the recipe.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
serves Many
prep time 2 Hr 20 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Bake


  • 1/2 c
  • 1 c
  • 1 lg
  • 2 - 2 1/4 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp

How To Make

  • 1
    Cream butter and sugar.
  • 2
    Blend in egg.
  • 3
    Add flour a little at a time with baking powder. Add vanilla.
  • 4
    Mix until all flour is combined.
  • 5
    Wrap in plastic wrap. Chill 2 hours or more.
  • 6
    Slice dough in half. Keep the rest chilled until ready to roll.
  • 7
    Roll dough one part at a time to a 1/4" thickness.
  • 8
    Cut with cookie cutters. Save the scraps. While the cookies are baking, roll out the scraps and cut additional cookies.
  • 9
    Place cookies on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 - 12 minutes.
  • 10
    Move cookies to a cooling rack after 5 minutes to completely cool.
  • 11
    Decorate with icing and decors.