My Favorite Sugar Cookies

It’s around this time of the year when I start making sugar cookies. My son’s like to cut out shapes with our different cookie cutters and decorate them for the different holidays. Lately my youngest son, Connell, has been asking me if we can decorate cookies, so this evening I finally set aside some time to get a batch in the oven so they could be decorated tomorrow.


Whenever I make sugar cookies, I always use this recipe. I just love how well they turn out and they have a great flavor. The vanilla really comes through. They are the perfect cookie to use with cookie cutters and they bake very flat and even for easy decorating. The family always loves them and they don’t last long.


This evening I assumed my boys would pick out different Halloween shapes for their cookies, but being five and seven, they chose a T-Rex and an airplane. I guess whatever floats their boat. Oh well, they’re their cookies, so a T-Rex and an airplane it was.


Makes: 35 to 40, 3 inch cookies


  • 2 sticks 8 ounces of unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp of Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 cups 17 ounces of All-Purpose Flour


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Begin by placing the flour in a bowl and set it aside.
  • Place butter in a bowl and beat until smooth.
  • Add the sugar and mix until combined.
  • Add eggs one at a time mixing well in between each addition.
  • Add the vanilla, salt and baking powder and mix
  • Mix in the flour one cup at a time and mix just until the ingredients are combined.
  • Divide the dough into 3 discs and roll each one out on a mat. Freeze for 10-15 minutes and cut out your cookie shapes and bake 6-9 minutes.




Original Recipe from The Bearfoot Baker


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