Delicious Sugar Cookies Recipe

Moms have this innate power over the kitchen, who doesn’t agree, right?! And one for the books is homemade cookies, not just for us but for our kids too! This easy sugar cookie recipe will melt right away your tastebuds even on the first bite.

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Let’s make this yummy sugar cookie!

I have worked furiously over the past four holiday seasons to successfully improve my Christmas cookie skills. I can now confidently carry a plate of sugar cookies into any school party or mom’s group cookie exchange with confidence. Allow me to pass along my semi- cookie wisdom.

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Here’s what you’ll need to make this easy cookie recipe.

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • Powdered sugar, for rolling out dough

Step 1

Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

Step 2

Place butter and sugar in a large bowl of an electric stand mixer and beat until light in color. Add egg and milk and beat to combine.

Step 3

Put mixer on low speed, gradually add flour, and beat until mixture pulls away from the side of the bowl.

Step 4

Divide the dough in half, wrap it in waxed paper, and refrigerate it for 2 hours.

Step 5

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Step 6

Sprinkle surface where you will roll out dough with powdered sugar.

Step 7

Remove 1 wrapped pack of dough from the refrigerator at a time, sprinkle a rolling pin with powdered sugar, and roll out dough to 1/4-inch thick. 

Step 8

Move the dough around and check underneath frequently to make sure it is not sticking. If the dough has warmed during rolling, place a cold cookie sheet on top for 10 minutes to chill.

Step 9

Cut into the desired shape, place at least 1-inch apart on a greased baking sheet, parchment, or silicone baking mat, and bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until cookies are just beginning to turn brown around the edges, rotating cookie sheet halfway through baking time.

Step 10

Let sit on baking sheet for 2 minutes after removal from oven and then move to complete cooling on wire rack.

Step 11

Serve as is or ice as desired. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Yield: 5-6 servings

Delicious Sugar Cookies Recipe

Sugar Cookies 101

An easy and super yummy sugar cookie recipe for you moms!

Prep Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Additional Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 31 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • Powdered sugar, for rolling out dough

Instructions

  1. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  2. Place butter and sugar in a large bowl of an electric stand mixer and beat until light in color. Add egg and milk and beat to combine.
  3. Put mixer on low speed, gradually add flour, and beat until mixture pulls away from the side of the bowl.
  4. Divide the dough in half, wrap it in waxed paper, and refrigerate it for 2 hours.
  5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  6. Sprinkle surface where you will roll out dough with powdered sugar.
  7. Remove 1 wrapped pack of dough from the refrigerator at a time, sprinkle a rolling pin with powdered sugar, and roll out dough to 1/4-inch thick.
  8. Move the dough around and check underneath frequently to make sure it is not sticking. If the dough has warmed during rolling, place a cold cookie sheet on top for 10 minutes to chill.
  9. Cut into desired shape, place at least 1-inch apart on greased baking sheet, parchment, or silicone baking mat, and bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until cookies are just beginning to turn brown around the edges, rotating cookie sheet halfway through baking time.
  10. Let sit on baking sheet for 2 minutes after removal from oven and then move to complete cooling on wire rack.
  11. Serve as is or ice as desired. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Did you make this yummy sugar cookie recipe? How did it go?!

One Comment

  1. I love sugar cookies- I can’t make them though because I’m the only one that eats them!

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