My Favorite Sugar Cookies

My Favorite Sugar Cookies


"This sugar cookie recipe is great for Christmas cut-out cookies."


servings 115 cals
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Original recipe yields 36 servings



  • Calories:
  • 115 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 4.2 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 17.2g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 2.3 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 82 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Mix first 8 ingredients in a large bowl at medium speed until well mixed.
  2. Shape dough into a ball and wrap with waxed paper. Refrigerate 2 to 3 hours until easy to handle.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease cookie sheets.
  4. Roll out half of the dough at a time on a lightly floured surface. Keep the remaining dough refrigerated. For crisp cookies, roll paper thin. For softer cookies, roll 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick.
  5. With floured cookie cutters, cut dough into various shapes. Re-roll dough trimmings and continue to cut shapes.
  6. Place cookies 1/2 inch apart on greased cookie sheets. To glaze, brush tops of cookies with heavy or whipping cream or with an egg white slightly beaten with 1 tablespoon of water.
  7. Sprinkle cookies with your choice of toppings; bake 8 minutes or until very light brown. Remove cookies and cool completely.
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  1. 74 Ratings


Great for making cut outs! Very good taste! Do not be afraid of how dough looks after mixing you have to make it into a ball. I thought that I had done something wrong.

This recipe was super easy and turned out great. The cookies were very chewy. I found that putting the dough in to the freezer right before you're going to use it makes it easier to work with....

I'm hunting for a perfect sugar cookie recipe. This recipe mixes and cuts out with cutters better than I've ever seen. It was a little hard to roll out, but not sticky at all. It tastes deliciou...

These cookies are fun to make and fun to eat. My kids love to make them, cut them out, and gobble them down. They are the best tasting sugar cookies I have ever encountered. Generally, I do n...

I am not sure why so many people had trouble with this recipe. I followed it but mixed my shortening, & sugar then put in my eggs, mixed, and then the rest of the ingredients only adding flour a...

I'm not a very good cook, but this was the easiest cookie recipe I've ever used for sugar cookies. Normally they fall apart when I try to cut them out. These worked perfectly and they taste gr...

dont know what I did wrong. I followed the recipe to a tee. even after 4 hrs of regrigeration, it was not dough, it just crumbled.

These were so yummy and chewy! I only had one egg, so I used one egg and 1/4 cup of Egg Beaters egg substitute. They seemed to turn out fine, but they need to be spread apart further than 1/2"- ...

I would definitely recommend this recipe. I cut the flour by 1/4 of a cup and added maple flavoring instead of vanilla and the texture is very nice. Rolled out beautifully. I have to admit when ...