Blue Ribbon Sugar Cookies

READY IN: 2hrs
Recipe by pies and cakes and

Most sugar cookie recipes are tricky in that they have a tendency to be dry and tasteless if not done just right. These always come out good, and are perfect for decorating for any holiday. I make them for everything. Good way to try out all your cutters!!

Top Review by kopp5136

This is the same recipe I have used for more than 45 years. I found it in a Betty Crocker Cookie book back in 1963, I think. It is so tender and flavorful. The confectioners sugar makes the difference.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Mix margarine and sugar and beat till fluffy. Add egg and extracts. Mix in soda and cream of tartar, and then add flour. Wrap in a disc and chill for at least an hour, but no more than 24 or it will dry out.
  2. Roll to 1/4" thickness and cut with desired cookie cutters. Leave room between cookies on baking sheet ( I use parchment) because they do spread. Bake 8 minutes till set, but not browned.
  3. Frost with cream cheese frosting, or any other flavor if you like, and decorate with sugars or decors.
  4. Note: Since every oven varies, it may be a good idea to bake a few at first to determine how long a batch will take in your oven. Underbaking will cause cookies to break, and overbaking will make them crispy.

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