Granny's Sugar Cookies

Total Time
20 mins
12 mins

I make sugar cookies for almost every holiday. A lot of fun and the kids can help.

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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream together sugar and butter until fluffy.
  2. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.
  3. Stir together dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture until completely blended.
  4. Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes.
  5. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness.
  6. Cut with various shaped cookie cutters dipped in flour.
  7. Transfer cookies to ungreased cookie sheet.
  8. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes.
  9. Cool on wire racks.
  10. Frosting: Mix together sugar, butter, vanilla and milk until desired degree of spreading consistency; add milk if you want thinner frosting.
  11. Add food coloring to obtain desired color.
  12. Spread frosting over cookies and decorate with sprinkles.
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5 5

my favorite go-to recipe for sugar cookies - if you roll them thicker (more than 1/4"), you'll get soft, tender cookies and if you roll them thinner, they'll be crispy. they are delicious both ways. thanks for sharing!

5 5

I made these cookies to take to my women's bible study meeting. The dough came together well. Rolled out very easily and I used different Christmas cookie cutter shapes. Piped with colored frosting. They looked beautiful and tasted like a delicate butter cookie. Thank you so much.

5 5

These sugar cookies are the best ever in the whole wide world!!! I was surprised at how easy to make they were. I didn't make the frosting, just rolled the dough in little balls then rolled them in sugar and baked. Turned out great. Very soft and buttery. I know I ate at least half of them by myself.