How to Make Sugar Cookies

These soft-baked cut-out cookies are not too sweet and perfectly hold their shape. Perfect for pairing with buttercream frosting or icing!

What Are Sugar Cookies?

Unsalted Butter  Granulated Sugar Milk Baking Soda Vanilla Extract Egg All-Purpose Flour

Key Ingredients:


Beat butter and sugar until creamy, then dissolve baking soda in milk in a small glass dish.


Mix the baking soda/milk, vanilla, egg, salt, and flour into the butter until a stiff dough forms.


Form 3 softball size balls of dough. Flatten and wrap tightly in plastic wrap then let chill.


Roll dough to ¼” thickness. Then cut shapes with a cookie cutter, and transfer to a lined baking sheet.


Bake at 350° for 8-12 minutes. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


Decorate as desired. Then serve and enjoy!


"I loved the way these cookies turned out! My family and I made them for Christmas and it was so fun to decorate and one of the best sugar cookies!! Thanks so much."

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