Sugar Cookie Recipe

Description: These are the perfect basic cookies for decorating. If you like, reduce the vanilla to 1/2 teaspoon and add 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract. To decorate, use our Royal Icing recipe.

Sugar Cookie Recipe


  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter, Softened
  • 2/3 cups Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 1/2 cups Flour, Sifted

Yield: 16

Prep Time: 4 hours 20 minutes.

Cook Time: 10 minute s.

Total Time: 4 hours 30 minutes.

Cream together:
Butter and Sugar

Beat in:

Sifted Flour

Mix until all ingredients are well blended. Chill dough 3-4 hours before rolling
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll out on a lightly floured counter to 1/4" thick and cut with your favorite Ann Clark cookie cutters, then transfer cookies onto cookie sheets that have been lined with parchment paper or silicone liners. Bake about 8-10 minutes or until lightly colored. Let cookies cool slightly on cookie sheet, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Decorate with Royal Icing (from our recipes) or buttercream, or eat plain.