The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies

The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies


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Whenever you make these cookies for someone, be sure to bring along several copies of the recipe! They are perfect for Christmas!

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Time needed

8 min preparation + 8 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

8 servings


  • 1 1/2 C. butter, softened
  • 2 C. white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 5 C. all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt

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In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.

NOTE: I make icing with confectioners' sugar and milk. I make it thin, as I 'paint' the icing on the cookies with a pastry brush. Thin enough to spread easily but not so thin that it just makes your cookies wet and runs off. Cook Time: 8 Minutes, 5 dozen

Submitted By: Jill Saunders 

Reviews (2)

  • These are the first sugar cookies that I have made that actually turned out right. They were chewy, soft and moist. Perfect for decorating or eating plain. Definitely give this recipe a try!

    Flag as inappropriate aevans  |  April 5, 2010

  • my grandma added anise to her cookies

    Flag as inappropriate harmonyjt  |  December 8, 2008

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