Best Ever Sugar Cookies

Total Time
1hr 38mins
Prep 1 hr 30 mins
Cook 8 mins

This is the best sugar cookie recipe that I have found. The dough is the best by far when it comes to cutting out shapes.


  1. Cream the butter and sugar.
  2. Add the egg and beat until fluffy.
  3. Blend in the vanilla.
  4. Sift in the flour, baking powder and salt.
  5. Mix until combined.
  6. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill 1 hour.
  7. Preheat the oven to 350.
  8. On a floured surface, roll half of the dough to 1/8-inch thick.
  9. Cut shapes using cooking cutters.
  10. Bake on a greased baking sheet for 8 minutes.
  11. Do not allow them to brown.
  12. Decorate.


Most Helpful

I had excellent results with this cookie recipe. thanks

michEgan December 19, 2004

I have to say, these were very good cookies. The dough was much easier to use than any other I've tried. As far as the qty of cookies, I got much more than 5. Maybe the dough wasn't rolled thin enough? I've seen the recipe posted on the Food Network before, as well. I give it a 5!

LizzieB December 13, 2004

I found these cookies the worst ever.I followed the directions exactly. The dough came out crumbly, I even chilled It for longer than an hour. The dough that formed was good for 5 cookies. It was a waste of time and energy and I was not crazy about the taste.

danbrenluke December 10, 2004

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