Total Time
2hrs 8mins
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 8 mins

This classic recipe is from Tupperware. I have used it for 20 + years with good result. I have tried other but always make a batch of these for Christmas.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream sugar and butter with a mixer until fluffy.
  2. Add egg and flavorings and mix well.
  3. Sift dry ingredients together and stir into creamed mixture.
  4. Store covered in refrigerator 2 to 3 hours.
  5. Preheat oven to 375º.
  6. Divide dough in half.
  7. Roll out on surface lightly dusted with confectioner's sugar.
  8. Cut with cookie cutters and place on ungreased cookie sheets.
  9. Bake for 7 to 8 minutes, until cookies begin turning a light brown at the edges.
  10. Cool, then decorate with egg yolk paint.
  11. EGG YOLK PAINT 1 egg yolk, beaten ¼ tsp.
  12. water Food coloring Prepare one recipe of egg yolk paint for every 2 colors desired.
  13. Combine egg yolk and water and mix well.
  14. Divide into 2 small containers.
  15. Stir in food coloring.
  16. Keep tightly covered until ready for use.
  17. If paint thickens, add a few drops of water.
  18. Paint as desired for a colored glaze, and add colored sprinkles.


Most Helpful

Really good recipe! This is by far the best sugar cookie recipe I have tried. I use small cookie cutters so my daughter can have a good amount of cookies without really having too much cookies. Baking it at 350 for 7 minutes exactly makes the cookies come out really soft, almost like the sugar cookies you buy at the grocery stores. A+!

Hamlin September 12, 2009

This is my default cookie recipe. I had no idea where it came from, but I always get RAVES over it. I use it with frosting recipe #275827. They're fabulous!

CrazyLadyMe January 03, 2008

I misplaced my MIL's sugar cut out recipe, so I went looking for one on RZ, and found this - which I believe is the exact same, although my cookies seemed to puff up a lot more than MILs - maybe she doesn't have the baking soda in hers? Anyway, the taste is delicious, and they always cut out pretty easily. We make a conf. sugar glaze/frosting and cover with holiday sugar/candies.

WorkingMom2three December 22, 2008

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