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Sugar Cookies Recipe

These sugar cookies are absolutely delicious and so easy to make! With just a few simple ingredients, you can have these cookies ready in no time. Be sure to sift the flour and roll out the dough to get the perfect texture.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 169 kcal


  • Oven


  • 2.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1.5 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F or 180°C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then stir in vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture, mixing until just blended.
  • Roll dough out onto a floured surface. Using cookie cutters, cut out shapes. Place cookies on a prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake until cookies are golden brown, about 10 minutes.
  • Cool on a baking sheet for 5 minutes; transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.



    • For a fun twist, try adding different mix-ins to the dough like chocolate chips, sprinkles, or dried fruit.
    • You can use any type of cookie cutter you want for this recipe. If you don't have cookie cutters, you can use a glass to cut out circles.
    • If you're using store-bought icing, simply follow the instructions on the package.

    Serving Suggestions

    • Enjoy your sugar cookies with a glass of milk! You can also decorate them with icing and sprinkles for a fun twist.

    Storage Suggestions

    • To store, place cookies in an airtight container and keep them in a cool, dry place. They will stay fresh for up to 1 week.


    Calories: 169kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 2gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 73mgPotassium: 22mgFiber: 1gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 256IUCalcium: 16mgIron: 1mg
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