Sugar Cookie Recipe

Sugar Cookie Recipe

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.
PREP:
20 minutes
BAKE:
10 minutes
TOTAL:
30 minutes
YIELD:
16
Sugar Cookie Recipe
INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter, Softened
  • 2/3 cups Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 1/2 cups Flour, Sifted
DIRECTIONS:
Cream together:
Butter and Sugar

Beat in:
egg

Add:
Vanilla
Salt
Sifted Flour

Mix until all ingredients are well blended. Chill dough 3-4 hours before rolling, so the dough is easy to roll, and won't spread during baking.
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.
Enjoy!
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sugar cookies
Apr 1, 2021  |  By sandra
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5 star!


EASY for non-bakers
Feb 25, 2021  |  By Jess
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These turned out perfect. I trialed store bought dough first and these are way easier and better. I put dough in freezer mid way while rolling out to re-cool and stiffen dough.


Easy and delicious sugar cookies for rolling
Feb 21, 2021  |  By Molly M.
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This is a very simple and successful recipe for rolled-out cookies.


Yum
Mar 30, 2021  |  By Julian
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Perfect!


sugar cookie recipe
Feb 14, 2021  |  By kary
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this has been my go to sugar cookie recipe for close to 20 years... simple, yummy , never fails...making some now.. thank you! ( purchase my Ann Clark cutters at West End Nursery in San Rafael...


Great Recipe
Feb 6, 2021  |  By Yasmin
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This is a great recipe. It's easy to follow, easy to make and taste great!


Hands down my favorite sugar cookie!
Dec 18, 2020  |  By Enza Whtiing
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Hi have been using your recipe for years and I think this is absolutely the best recipe for sugar cookies! These Cookies are tender and tasty enough that you can eat them unfrosted, but go ahead and put the frosting on because it is fabulous! These go fast in my house! Who would have thought that I would find the best recipe attached to a cookie cutter! Thank you!


Fantastic Cookies for Decorating
Nov 13, 2020  |  By Christina Rees
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These cookies were easy to make, rolled out without a problem, and baked perfectly flat for decorating! The baking time was perfect for 1/4" cookies. I couldn't be more pleased with how these turned out!


Sugar cookie recipe
Oct 12, 2020  |  By Carolyn
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The best recipe!!!! Very forgiving and easy to roll!