Michelle's Soft Sugar Cookies

Michelle's Soft Sugar Cookies


"These sugar cookies have won raves from all who have tried them. They are soft and have a light and delicate flavor. They're great for Christmastime cut outs."


servings 77 cals
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Original recipe yields 60 servings



  • Calories:
  • 77 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 3.3 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 10.7g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 79 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Cream the margarine and add the sugar gradually. Beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at time, mixing well after each addition.
  2. Stir in the vanilla. Add the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt gradually to the creamed mixture, stirring in by hand. Cover and chill dough overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  4. Roll dough out on a floured surface to 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick and cut into your favorite shapes. Place cookies onto the prepared baking sheets.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 6 to 8 minutes or until cookie has a golden appearance.
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  1. 411 Ratings


These are by far the best cut out sugar cookies I have ever made. The only change I made was using the 4 teaspoons of baking powder in place of the cream of tartar and baking soda. I let the do...

This recipe is perfect. I only did two things different. I did not have cream of tartar so I did not use that, but I did use baking powder as someone suggested. I also only let them chill for...

Perfect Christmas cutouts! You can use 4 teaspoons of baking powder instead of the baking soda and cream of tarter. Turned out great!

Very nice sugar cookies! I used butter instead of margarine and didn't chill them at all. Had no trouble rolling them out and cutting them with cookie cutters, and they baked up beautifully. ...

a friend of mine made the best sugar cookies over xmas, they were soft and chewy throughout even when slightly burnt around the edges. inspired, i chose a few recipes off this website hoping to...

This is the most perfect soft sugar cookie recipe I have found, and I have tried a LOT. The dough is perfectly firm and not too wet. It is super easy to cut out and they are soft, but not crum...

The only difference I did was chill the dough in the freezer for an hour. This is probably the worst cookie recipe I've come across. After testing one batch, the rest went in the trash. The dou...

This by far is a great sugar cookie recipe.Just be careful and don't over bake.The recipe called for a 375 oven but I put mine on 350,they are sooooo yummy.I will make these again and again.:)

I hated making rolled sugar cookies until I tried this recipe. The dough is very easy to work with and the results are great! These taste like the soft sugar cookies one can order from a well-...