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Best Sugar Cookie Recipe

Best Sugar Cookie Recipe – Hands down, this is the best recipe we’ve ever tested (and tasted!) Learn How to Make Homemade Sugar Cookies that everyone will love. These little guys are light, pillowy, and packed with flavor.

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We’ve got a theme going on this week… Called The Best.

I’m sharing tried-and-true recipes I’ve made dozens (even hundreds) of times, because I’ve never tasted anything better. Monday I posted the absolute best yeast roll recipe I’ve ever made, and today I’m sharing The BEST Sugar Cookie Recipe Ever.

Learn How To Make The BEST Sugar Cookies With This Fun & Easy Homemade Sugar Cookies Recipe!

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The Best Sugar Cookie Recipe is ultra-light, ever so crispy around the edges, glistening with sugar crystals, and packed with a sweet vanilla-wheat flavor.

These cookies put all other sugar cookies to shame.

Friends, this is the end-all of sugar cookies recipes.

Better than your mom’s.

Better than your grandma’s, may she rest in peace.

Better than that fancy bakery down the street.

And sure as heck, better than any grocery store sugar cookies you’ve ever tasted.

 Top view of mixing bowl with raw dough ready for baking these homemade sugar cookie

Easy Sugar Cookies For Christmas (Or Any Holiday!)

There’s something spectacular about a simple, yet perfect, soft sugar cookie.

Today I’m going to show you how to make sugar cookies that will make your head spin. I bake “The Best Sugar Cookie Recipe” for holidays and parties regularly, and have used this recipe as a base for all sorts of sugar cookie variations.

I’ve been asked for The Best Sugar Cookie Recipe more times than I can count, always with a statement like, “These are just sugar cookies, right? OMGeeeeee. I’ve got to have the recipe.”

Soft Sugar Cookies

I found the base recipe at least a decade ago in an old version of Cook’s Illustrated’s Best Recipe Cookbook.

Over the years, I’ve tweaked it just a tad, so that now I have the absolute best sugar cookie recipe around.

Interested?

Small blue bowl with sugar and the dough being rolled in it
  • All-Purpose Flour – measured and then sifted into a bowl
  • Baking Powder – the main raising ingredient
  • Fine Sea Salt – or table salt
  • Unsalted Butter 
  • Granulated Sugar – for both the cookie dough and extra for rolling the dough balls in
  • Large Eggs
  • Pure Vanilla Extract – for depth of flavor
Side view of a stack of the worlds best cookie

How To Make Sugar Cookies from Scratch

  • Perfect sugar cookies should always have equal parts butter and sugar. The butter and sugar should be creamed together (beat on high) until the butter is lighter in color and ultra fluffy. You should be able to tell that the sugar crystals have broken down into the butter, because the mixture will no longer look granular. This usually takes several minutes to achieve.
  • For extra light and delicate sugar cookies, sift your dry ingredients. Measure first, then sift.
  • You need to use a generous amount of good quality sea salt and pure vanilla extract to bring out the best flavor in the cookies.
  • Do not over beat the cookie dough. Think gentle thoughts.
  • Roll the dough into balls, coat in extra sugar, and press the tops flat with the bottom of a drinking glass. This creates a crispy glistening exterior and a uniform shape. 
  • Do not over-bake. The moment the edges look remotely golden, take the cookies out of the oven and cool.

That’s pretty much it!

Rolled dough being pressed with a glass cup to shape it

Easy Sugar Cookies with Glaze

Please note: The Best Sugar Cookie Recipe is not a roll-out cookie recipe for cookie cutters. It’s just too darn delicate for that.

If you’re looking for a roll-and-cut cookie recipe, use this one. The extra egg yolk and flour make the cookies slightly sturdier, so they can handle the abuse.

However, these sugar cookies are marvelous with glaze and sprinkles.

Check the Recipe Card to Learn How to Make the Best Sugar Cookies Recipe Below. Enjoy!

Homemade sugar cookie with some glazed icing on top

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Are My Cookies Flat?

There are five things that can cause flat cookies…

  1. Your oven thermostat is faulty. This is a very common baking issue. To fix it, purchase a hanging oven thermometer to hang off the center oven rack. Then you can adjust your oven temperature accordingly.
  2. You did not use parchment paper. Parchment paper is a magical baking tool to help cookies keep from burning on the bottom, spreading too thin, or creating a consistent bake. Don’t skip the parchment!
  3. You used melted butter instead of softened butter. Yes, it does matter. When butter is melted, as opposed to softened, it has a different chemical reaction in the oven. Softened butter that is creamed well with sugar will cause cookies to rise before spreading. While melted butter creates a denser chewier cookie.
  4. You mismeasured your flour. Here in the United States, most bakers don’t weigh their ingredients. Therefore, it’s easy to mismeasure things like flour, which can be sifted or packed into cups. To ensure the best results: When measuring flour, stir the flour in the bag to lift and lighten it. Then scoop the flour and use the flat edge of a knife to level the top.
  5. Your leavening agents are old. Baking powder and baking soda can lose their lifting power over time. I suggest buying new ones at the beginning of the baking season, even if the old ones aren’t past their expiration date.

Why Didn’t My Cookies Spread?

This goes back to mismeasuring flour. Most likely, your flour was too packed into the measuring cups, so there is too much flour in the recipe.

Can I Make Gluten Free Cookies?

Yes! We’ve made this recipe with several brands of 1-to-1 gluten-free baking flour, with great success.

The texture is slightly different. Yet the cookies are still light, soft in the middle, and crispy around the edges.

Can I Use This Recipe For Cut-Out Sugar Cookies?

As mentioned above, this recipe produces cookies that are too delicate to roll and cut. You need a sturdier cookie recipe for that. Try this cut-out cookie recipe instead!

Are There Any Substitutes For Butter In This Recipe?

Yes, there are a few options… Try using vegan or plant-based butter, vegetable shortening, or margarine, instead of unsalted (dairy) butter. 

Can I store the cookies or the dough in the freezer for later?

Yes! You can keep the unbaked dough, or baked cookies without any frosting, in the freezer for up to 3 months, as long as it is contained in an airtight container. 

If you are wanting to freeze baked cookies, make sure to separate them with layers of parchment paper so they don’t stick together. You can thaw them out in the fridge or at room temperature. 

Can I use sugar in the raw instead of white sugar?

You can use any sugar substitute, as long as it is measured in a 1-to-1 ratio with granulated sugar.

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Best Sugar Cookie Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Hands down, The Best Sugar Cookie Recipe we’ve ever tested! Learn How to Make Sugar Cookies that everyone will love.
Servings: 45 cookies

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line several baking sheets with parchment paper. Mix the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.
  • Place the softened butter and sugar in the bowl of your electric mixer. Cream the butter and sugar together on high until light and fluffy, 3-5 minutes. (Don’t skimp on the time here.) Then turn the mixer on low and add the eggs and vanilla extract. Scrape the bowl.
  • With the mixer running on low, slowly add the flour mixture. Scrape the bowl and beat again for 30 seconds.
  • Pour some extra sugar into a bowl to coat the cookies. Scoop the dough out and roll into 1-inch balls. The dough should be soft and delicate – don’t over-handle. Shake each ball in the sugar bowl to coat, then place on the cookie sheets 2 inches apart. Use the bottom of a drinking glass to press down on each ball, until it’s 1/3- to 1/2-inch thick.
  • Bake each sheet of sugar cookies for 9-11 minutes, until the edges are slightly golden and the centers are just barely set. Cool completely on the cookie sheets.

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Notes

BOURBON GLAZE: Once the cookies are cool, whisk 1 tablespoon of heavy cream, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 1 teaspoon bourbon together. Then whisk in 1 cup powdered sugar until smooth. Dip the face of each cookie into the glaze. Allow the excess to dip off, then place them back on the parchment paper to dry.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie, Calories: 113kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 23mg, Sodium: 55mg, Potassium: 26mg, Fiber: 0g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 200IU, Calcium: 10mg, Iron: 0.4mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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391 comments on “Best Sugar Cookie Recipe”

  1. These cookies are delicious, but they came out absolute pancakes. I was concerned about it when I first read through the recipe, but a glance at the comments made me think it wouldn’t be a problem. I’m considering trying them with two sticks of butter instead of three … but for the moment, I have the rest of the dough chilling in the fridge before I bake another tray. Fingers crossed, the chilled batter will work out better.

    • UPDATE!

      I tried chilling the dough for 30 minutes … and they didn’t pancake out quite so much, but they still have a very strange consistency. I also read through some other comments with similar problems, and it was suggested that maybe ovens were running hot or the kitchen was too warm, but my oven usually runs cold. (Most baking recipes, I have to bump up the temp 25 degrees for them to come out right.) And my kitchen definitely isn’t too warm. It’s -5 F out tonight, and I don’t have a heater in my kitchen. In fact, the objective of baking cookies tonight was to heat up the kitchen before I go to bed.

      So I’m really not sure what went wrong. If I try them again, I’ll probably only use two sticks of butter. I’ll keep you posted! :D

  2. Loved this recipe. I’ve been testing out sugar cookie recipes for the past year, and I am very happy with this one. Will certainly make it again.

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  4. heaven! best cookies I’ve ever made

  5. I love this recipe, i just try at home and you can’t believe, super tasty.

  6. Unbelievably delicious!!!!!! Can even go without any icing!!!!

  7. I’ve never been a good cookie maker, I usually end up with flat tasteless discs but this recipe is a winner

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  9. Made these cookies last Christmas and won my holiday cookie bake off! Trying again today to see if I keep my title🤣
    Everyone in my house eats them up so fast. They are so easy and delicious.

  10. I can’t wait to make these they sound so good. Do you think I could add freeze dried blueberries to this recipe? Please let me know your thoughts 
    Thanks so much for other great recipes as well 

  11. AMAZING THOUGHTS

  12. Perfect! These cookies have the perfect texture and the flavor is awesome, everything I want in a sugar cookie!

  13. These are so perfect for the holidays!! I was looking for a great sugar cookie recipe and this one is perfect!

  14. These are the perfect sugar cookies! thank you so much of sharing it! 

  15. Thank you for the recipe. I tried it and it turn out very delicious and everyone liked it. Thank you for sharing. Regards

  16. Ohmygoodness!!!!😍😍😍 I don’t usually write a review but I just had to. Where to start!!!! First, I followed the instructions exactly. I make homemade vanilla extract and added a little extra. I also put the entire bowl of cookie dough in the freezer for 15 minutes so I could handle it better.
    The cookies are light and airy, yet buttery, and the texture is absolutely amazing. Thank you for sharing the PERFECT sugar cookie recipe!

  17. These were so light and delicious! I put in the tablespoon on vanilla and a 1/2 tsp almond extract with gave just a slight almond taste which I love. The first batch I made immediately after mixing and they were great but a little flat. While they cooked I put the dough in fridge. The next batch fluffed up nice and big! I will always chill first next time around. Thanks for a wonderful recipe!  

  18. Good morning, Sommer. Is it really one tablespoon of vanilla extract? Wanted to be sure before I make these, that it is not one teaspoon.  Thank you!

  19. Yoooo this recipe taste like so epic like i’d eat it again if i could

  20. Light buttery and delicious.

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  22. Thank you for making this recipe! Its soooooo good! Def will make again for my mom-she loves sugar cookies

  23. Hi!
    I just made these and the flavor is perfect! However, like a previous commented noted, mine spread out completely. They were just thin delicious little discs. :( I’ve been baking awhile, so I know the cardinal rules: creamy butter and sugar thoroughly, make sure your baking powder and soda are fresh, use parchment, scoop and level to measure flour. Check, check and check. I have an oven thermometer, too. Live in Michigan, so it’s not an elevation issue. The only thing I can think of that might have contributed is that I halved the recipe, but I shouldn’t think it would cause this issue. I even chilled the dough for 90 minutes after I baked the first tray but those spread out, too. Thoughts, suggestions?

    • Hi Michelle,

      My first thought is oven temperature… Even though you have an extra hanging thermometer. I generally replace those every 6-12 months, because they tend to get wonky as well. If you’ve had yours for a while, consider getting a new one. Hope this helps!

  24. Yummy! I didn’t have a full TBL of vanilla, so I used a little almond extract.

    • In need of making more, I was hoping if someone could tell me if this recipe doubles well? Or should I continue to make individual batches?
      Thank you in advance for any suggestions you may have.

  25. I used this recipe for my medicated cannibutter cookies, great tasting and textured cookies. Perfect for my needs.

  26. I forgot to give it 5 STARS

  27. Yes I made these today they were for my granddaughter SMH My husband is a Cookie Monster and he kept eating them just as they cooled. I never got a chance to use the icing 😂 they were soooo good. My granddaughter likes them too ! Very good recipe! The only thing because I rolled them in sugar I will next time use less sugar in the dough. This is a winner!! Next time I’ll make them when everybody is out. 

  28. And they puffed out in the oven would you know how to fix that?

  29. this recipe was great thanks for sharing it! but I found the dough quite sticky is that normal?

  30. These are my all time favorite sugar cookies!

  31. Wow this really is the best sugar cookie recipe! So Delicious! Thanks for posting as this is my new go to holiday cookie!!

  32. Today was third time I made these delectable goodies…but substituted ghee for butter (and used about 1.25 cups) only 1 cup sugar and then 1/2 cup Trulia, and also only about 2.75 cups flor. Used same 2 eggs, vanilla, baking powder & salt, but would use only 3/4 tsp salt next time. Also dusted with powdered sugar and did the cup press down…quite nearly a perfect sugar cookie in my opinion!☺️

  33. It’s absurd that you don’t give metric measurements.

    • Its more “absurd” you’d spend the time typing a nasty remark instead of using your phone or laptop to convert to metric in a few seconds. These cookies are awesome—making a third time since Christmas today. Worth the effort to google some info. 

    • Even more so because had you looked past your nose at the top of the recipe is a little button that says “metric”. Click it and your metric measurements magically appear. Honestly, why be nasty to someone who has shared a delicious recipe with us? Why is that someone’s first instinct, rather than simply asking if she could provide metric measurements?! (In which case, she did.)

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  36. This are the best sugar cookies! My all family including my 13 years old grandson love them usually he doesn’t like sweets. Thank you for posting this recipe.

  37. These cookies are awesome. Crispy yet soft. I love them!! My new favorite!!

  38. Truly the best cookie I’ve ever tasted

  39. These cookies turned out AMAZING and are just as good four days later?! We will def be using this recipe for quite awhile! Thank you for sharing! ♥️

  40. This is my first time making sugar cookies and trust me I researched recipes and kept coming back to this one these cookies came out perfectly family loved them
    Thank you for this great recipe.

  41. Putting this out there for anyone it may help. My son is allergic to dairy & eggs. We’ve used this recipe multiple times with Earth Balance buttery sticks & Namaste egg replacer with wonderful results. I get so many compliments & they’ve been a perfect vegan option for our holiday treats! 

  42. After looking at MANY sugar cookie recipes I decided to give this one a try, and I am so glad that I did!  These cookies are amazingly delicious.  Rolling them in sugar adds just enough crunch to these delightfully moist and chewy cookies.  I sprinkled mine with red and green sugar before baking and have now added them to this year’s Christmas cookie list.  Perfect sugar cookie!  Will be making these again!

  43. Very tasty. But doing a half batch, I was only able to get 9 cookies.

    Going to try again sometime because they do taste good. Suggestions: chill the dough before dipping it out and rolling in sugar. 2) pay attention the thickness described. I pressed them to about 1/4″ thick. That meant they were EXTREMELY thin, crunchy, and hard to get off the pan. 3) don’t use cooking spray (if you don’t have parchment paper). It makes them spread even more and the edges get all raggedy.

  44. The only change I made was to change the flavoring to Almond as we prefer it over Vanilla. I have also done this recipe with a mixture of the two flavors and it comes out a smooth Almond with a hint of Vanilla when it’s half and half unless you use a DS Vanilla. Also with orange flavoring and fine orange zest. I let them finish baking that last minute outside the oven but on the pan. Light, airy, pillow soft heavenly goodness. I’ve made many different sugar cookies to use as a base for flavor but this is my favorite. 

  45. These cookies came out perfect
    Can we put left over batter in fridge

  46. Yes my granddaughter and are making a second batch! These are so good yum. We love them, and easy to make . We liked them without pressing them flat, we cooked them in the ball shaped and they came out nice and soft with a thicker middle.   We love these cookies ❤️🎄. 

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  48. The best Sugar Cookie I ever made. You can taste the flavor and it melts in your mouth! I love it and will share it with everyone I know!!

  49. Hi – I am excited to try your recipe!
    For the glaze – does it have to be bourbon?
    I don’t have bourbon.

    Can I use rye/whiskey?
    I have a bottle of crown Royal 😬
    Thanks

  50. This is the most amazing and BEST sugar cookie I have ever made or eaten. It s my go to recipe now. They melt in ur mouth. 
    Thank u

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  52. You are right, these are better than my Mom’s sugar cookies!

  53. Best sugar cookie recipe ever!

  54. These cookies were a huge hit with my kids! They enjoyed making and eating it!

  55. These sugar cookies turned out perfect! Thanks for a great recipe!

  56. These really were the best! It’s a keeper!

  57. coating the dough in the extra sugar makes all the difference! 

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  59. The cookies were so delicious. My kids loved them. Thanks for sharing.

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  62. These are the best sugar cookies I’ve ever made and I’ve been baking for a long time. Thank you so much for the fabulous recipe🥰

  63. Hello, if I don’t have fine sea salt, how much regular fine salt should I use. I didn’t see that it needed sea salt and used regular salt. The salt lingered on my palate for a while. Love this recipe so I would love to know. Thank you!

  64. Looks simple … can’t wait to try it. Here’ s the problem. It is Saturday and I need it for next Saturday night. I only have time to bake today (11/14). Will it be stale by next Saturday 11/21?

    • Use a piece of slice bread in container you store it it to help maintains freshness. My other thought is to bake now and freeze platter, unsure how the cookies would hold up but should be fine. 

  65. BEST sugar cookies I’ve ever ever had! They have such a perfectly sweet and subtle taste. Reminds be of a sugar/shortbread taste. AMAZING! Winner winner cookie dinner lol! 

  66. I love these cookies, they are so cute. Especially with icing. However I’m on a mission to bake the “perfect” cookie for my taste buds. I prefer a softer cookie (less floury I guess). I was wondering should I take out some flour or only bake for 8 minutes. Thank you!

  67. These cookies sound delicious and I intend to make them. I’m am looking for tips though on 1)how to ensure they are chewy and separately, 2)how to make a batch that is crispy?

  68. Delicious, perfect sugar cookie! 
    What is the best way to freeze the extra dough? 

    • Hi Erica,

      I’m so glad you like them! You can roll the dough into a log, wrap it tightly, and freeze. Then slice into rounds to bake. OR you can roll the dough into balls, press them, and freeze as little pre-portioned disks.

  69. These were wonderful flavored cookies, but came out a little cake-like in texture. Thoughts on what would cause this? We followed the recipe exactly except used vegan butter because my daughter cannot have dairy.

    • Just made these (halved the recipe due to sugar shortage). I think you figured it out. Try 1/2 to a 1/3 C less flour & make just 1 cookie and add a little more flour if needed for the next test cookie or 🍪s. Makes sense it was the vegan butter. Is it a little more firm at the same temp than butter?

    • I melt the Earth Balance first (instead of just letting it soften) when baking. Don’t know if that makes the difference, but I’ve never had a texture issue doing it that way.

  70. These cookies are (pick a superlative) awesome, wonderful, heavenly, etc. I was concerned at first when I scooped the balls of dough out of the bowl. I wondered how I was going to work with them since they were so tenderly light. I managed to flatten the dough balls and sprinkle sugar on them. When I took the cookies out of the oven, they were perfect.

  71. I made these cookies and they came out delicious Definitely will be my go too sugar cookie recipe. One question can I freeze them?

  72. it was absolutely DELICIOUS!! I’ve already made it twice for my family loves it! thank you!

  73. Mind Blowing, this is really looks like a very easy, I will try & if i able to make tasty than I will come back to you.

  74. amazing cookies!

  75. I am an idiot and completely forgot the baking powder and salt despite both being ready on the counter and they still came out delicious. I can only imagine how good they would be if I actually could follow directions

  76. These cookies are AMAZING! Finally a sugar cookie  recipe that produces delicious cookies!Thank you for sharing this recipe! It is definitely a keeper!

    *Note: I didn’t have unsalted butter so I used salted and omitted the salt from the recipe  and reduced the oven temp to 365 degrees. I was able to make 24 cookies and they came out wonderful! 

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  78. I would not call these chewy. They are very airy. Still yummy. 

  79. These cookies will not replace your craving for an iced sugar cookie, HOWEVER if you don’t have time for that process, which in my opinion is time consuming,  then these are always a hit!!!!    I’ve made them several times and always gotten raving reviews.    This is the best stand in for your craving.    Enjoy.   

  80. Best sugar cookie ever! Thank you very much for sharing this amazing recipe.
    Donda !!!

  81. Is it okay to use a hand mixer if I don’t have an actual electric one? Do you think they would come out any different???

    • Hi Lauren,

      Yes, you can use an electric hand mixer. Just be sure to cream the butter and sugar VERY well before moving on. It usually takes a full 3-5 minutes, which seems longer with a hand mixer. ;)

  82. The cookies are so delicate and have such a good flavor.  I have been baking a LOT since we are ordered to stay home because of the virus.  This recipe is a keeper.  I think this is best sugar cookie I have ever made!

  83. Are these chewy 

  84. I want to make these cookies but I am a bit worried about using three full sticks of butter. Will using three sticks of butter be too much and make the end result too buttery?

    • I tried them and the cookies came out wayy too spread out. (they aren’t even circular anymore) How can I fix this?

      • Hi Emma,

        The most likely issue is that your oven temperature is off and is actually running too hot. (This is a VERY common issue.) You can buy a hanging oven thermometer to check the accuracy of your oven. Then pull up a youtube video on how to calibrate your oven model to the accurate temperature. It’s best to do this every 6-9 months if you use your oven a lot.

    • Hi Emma,

      Nope, it’s a large recipe, so this amount of butter offers just the right taste and texture.

  85. Such a great recipe! Cookies came out soft and perfect. Rolling them in sugar was a nice touch! 

  86. Don’t worry I’m an idiot and I figured it out. Best cookies I’ve ever had. Top notch.

  87. The serving slider makes the recipe not make sense at all 🤦‍♀️

    • Excellent recipe, I follwed the instructions step by step and the sugar cookies were the best .
      I have ever had , and my husband love them .

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  89. This simple recipe is fool-proof and makes a great sugar cookie! My search for the perfect sugar cookie recipe is over!!

  90. PERFECT! I just found my go to recipe for sugar cookies! Thank you! 

  91. Thank you so much
    I have been trying to make sugar cookies for many, many years. Always a disaster! 2019 is the year of the sugar cookie xoxox
    This was the best recipe. Perfect cookies. PERFECT SHAPES hahaha. It was all about rolling out and refrigerating. I’m 51 so this has been long overdue.

  92. Omg these are the best cookies I’ve ever made I substituted the flour for 1:1 gluten free all purpose flour and they were amazing!!!! 🤤🤤🤤 the batter came out slightly thin I guess I needed more flour I’m not sure I wasn’t able to mold them at all lol anyway I baked them and they were still the best cookies I’ve ever had! Thanks so much for the recipe you rock!!!

  93. The name does not lie. These are the BEST sugar cookies! The recipe is amazing and I’ll be using it for years to come. 

  94. I made a half batch of these without the frosting and they are by far the most amazing sugar cookies I’ve ever made. These will be my go to, especially for Christmas. HIGHLY recommend!!!!

  95. This was the 3rd time I made these sugar cookies. It’s a favorite for my grandson. 
    It was an easy to follow recipe!! The cookies turned out fantastic!!

  96. I made these cookies for our son’s wedding to place in goodie bags in the hotels for our out of town guests. They were so GOOD! Soft, chewy and easy to make. Thank you for a wonderful recipe! It’s a keeper!

  97. Kids are my ultimate taste testers and they rated this one the best of all I have made so far! Thank you!

  98. The best! Thank you

  99. I made these cookies for our son’s wedding to place in goodie bags in the hotels for our out of town guests. They were so GOOD! Soft, chewy and easy  to make. Thank you for a wonderful recipe! It’s a keeper!

  100. Hi! I’m not sure if I wrote a comment on your cookies or not… But this is the second round of them…and I am pretty picky when tempting my Palate…..so you KNOW…. with a repeat and eat….they MUST be wonderful !! And they are! This time in adding my little signature flavor that everyone here expects from me…Almond for half of vanilla…so
    1 1/2 tsp of each. That’s it! Thank you for a Perfect, “Best Sugar Cookie Recipe!” You win hands down! You have the *sugar/butter = flour” rule. That is Smart Cookie Law 101!🍪

  101. Love these sugar cookies because they are more like a shortbread. I serve them with strawberries and cream over them. Although, I like them plain too.

  102. this happened to me, too. guess i made them too small & thin before cooking.

  103. can you cut the recipe in half?

  104. I’m looking forward to trying this recipe today. You don’t by chance have your recipes converted to metric do you?

    • There is a complete conversion of the recipe at the top of it- a little tab says “US Customary / Metric”. I used it to get my flour exact!

  105. It’s hard to find recipes that work well in the high altitude I live in, but this one is the first one that has come out delicous! I just let them bake a little longer than suggested until they brown just slightly around the edges, but still soft in the center. Thank you!

  106. That sugar cookie is amazing, Thankyou for putting your recipe out there I’ve been lookin for a sugar cookie like my gramma used to make back in the 1960s wonderful cookie. I can’t wait to try your other recipes.  

  107. I typically don’t write reviews,  but I had to. I’ve 
    Been baking sugar cookies for years and I must  say these are the best. However I did not do the glaze, but  I will the next time.

  108. I made these for Christmas, and they were a huge hit! Making more today to share with friends, and going to add a bit of lemon zest to half that batch just to see how they taste. I can already envision playing around with various additions such as lemon zest, ginger, and lavender. Thank you for all your tips!

  109. Everyone loved the cookies. I made a couple versions. One had the bourbon glaze, one with red sanding sugar. The sanding sugar worked best rolling in the sugar and then baking. Lastly rolled some in cinnamon sugar to mimic a snickerdoodle. Loved the soft texture of these cookies…. fabulous!

  110. Everyone loved the cookies. Bake time took a little two more minutes but as instructed waited for edges to get slightly brown. Set timer one minute at a time. Recipe yields about 45 – 48 cookies. I placed the bottom of the glass with sugar to keep it from sticking. Crowd pleaser for sure. Thank you for the recipe. :)

  111. If I bake these tonight (Wednesday) would they still be fresh Saturday Morning if I put them in Tupperware container? 

    • Hi Christina,

      Yes, they should be. I wouldn’t make them any early than that though. :)

    • There is a complete conversion of the recipe at the top of it- a little tab says “US Customary / Metric”. I used it to get my flour exact!

    • I’m sorry this is too late to help you, but for anyone else wondering… A trick if you make cookies way ahead of time and want them to be fresh and still soft, put a slice of bread in the container with your cookies the night before you serve them, seal it tightly, and they will magically come back to life. This is also an amazing trick for cookies that come out too hard or crunchy in the first place.

      I honestly use this when I get home made cookies that people have made too crunchy for my liking ;) it’s better than not eating them!

  112. Also, instead of the bourbon glaze, I made a cream frosting for my cookies! Soooooo good too!

  113. I made these this past weekend and they turned out so good!

  114. Magic. Thank you!@

  115. This sugar cookies were exactly what I hoped they would be. They were so good and I will keep this recipe as a go to every holiday season!! 

  116. These actually are the best sugar cookies! They are delicious on their own. I followed the recipe exactly and they are perfect!

  117. Love them! Can I add white chocolate chips? Do you think it would be too sweet?

  118. How important is the glaze? Are the cookies still good without it? (The real problem here is that I don’t drink bourbon, and I’m not going to buy some just for this recipe. Any other suggestions for the glaze?)

  119. Hi can we use butter shortening?

  120. First off, I’m not even a sugar cookie guy. My wife doesn’t like sugar cookies. But these cookies here might be the best cookie I ever tasted. My wife even ate them. Incredible flavor. I used vanilla powder instead of extract, but used half the amount the recipe called for of course. My cookies ended up having a great vanilla/melt in your mouth buttery flavor. PERFECT. 

    I’ve seen a lot of people asking whether these can bu cut with cookie cutter. It has gone unanswered unless you really dig in the comments and it’s also addressed In the narrative of this recipe, so let me make it clear again.. IT CANNOT be used to cut cookies. It’s too delicate.  I tried to refrigerate and then freeze this dough to see if it could be suitable for a cookie cutter. It just wouldn’t work. EXCELLENT recipe by author. Thank you for sharing. . 

  121. Great cookies. I want to dip them in white chocolate and add crushed peppermint.
    Can I bake the cookies and freeze them for 2 weeks?

  122. Can I use margarine instead of butter?

  123. So good! I am wondering if I could make these up and refrigerate the dough for baking later? Just a couple hours or overnight would help my time schedule.

  124. Great recipe! Delicious! Winner! Keeper! Thanks for sharing!

  125. Best sugar cookie ever! So simple to make too.

  126. Can i use baking soda instead of baking powder

  127. Can I use this recipe to make cookie cups?

  128. How large are the finished cookies?
    I want to make them for a children’s cookie decorating contest. Are they very fragile?
    Is there a video? Couldn’t find it.
    Thanks

  129. Can i mix the batter by hand because i don’t have an eclectic mixer?

    • Hi Cede,

      Sorry, but not really. The butter and sugar need to be properly creamed to achieve the right light and airy texture. If you don’t have a stand mixer an electric hand mixer will work!

    • Yes you definitely can. I just made them. I did microwave the sugar and butter mix for 10 seconds a few time to help dissolve the sugar a little. But they came out perfect.

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  131. This is my favorite sugar cookie recipe

  132. Fabulous, easy recipe. No need to change a thing. I made cookies 15 grams each. Perfect size. Following the 1 inch ball sizing. 10 minutes was perfect bake. I attached piece of parchment to the glass I used to press the cookies. Using an elastic band.

  133. Can you use this recipe to make cut out cookies? I would like to add almond extract with the vanilla, how much almond extract would you suggest I use?

  134. Have made this recipe so many times I can’t even count but have a question. Can the dough be frozen or do I need to bake the cookies and then freeze?

  135. Very good and easy recipe, perfectly moist.

  136. I would love to win a kitchenaid mixer! And thank you for the cookie recipe. Sugar cookies are the bane of my existence.

  137. This is a really awesome recipe to try!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  138. Can you use this recipe for the base of a sugar cookie fruit pizza in a 16 inch pizza pan? 

  139. Glad I saw this recipe, it was so easy to follow. I made it last week and my colleagues loved it. For me, I really loved the thickness.. I am gonna make it again this week just for myself!!

  140. hese look fantastic! I agree, sometimes simple things like a great sugar cookie (or a vanilla cake) are the BEST! That is another awesome yet simple recipe!
    Thanks for another great recipe.

  141. Crispy flake on the outside, soft on the inside…sweet without being overpowering…I think I’m in love. And my roommate, a habitual baker, was envious how I managed to get them perfectly round–pressing down with a glass is a great tip!

    I did make on change, my roomie suggested taking the amount of vanilla and instead using half vanilla extract and half almond extract to enhance flavor. Very tasty!

  142. Just out of the oven.   Fantastic!!!

    Thank you so much for the recipe :)

  143. I made these today, and they are delicious! I had a bowl of flour handy to put on my fingers, because this dough is soft, but it bakes up beautifully! I smashed some of the balls of dough down with the bottom of a glass dipped in sprinkles after rolling them in sugar, and some with the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar. I rolled some of the doughballs in cinnamon and sugar as well before smashing them down with the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar. I find that using a twisting motion keeps the dough from sticking to the glass. The first few batches I made were thinner than hubby remembered his mom’s being, so I didn’t smash the next ones down as much. He was pleased. I like them either way. Thanks for a great recipe!

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  145. Thanks for sharing this best sugar cookie recipe.

  146. I made these delicious cookies for a dinner at Church.  I dipped 1/3 of them in chocolate.  Some of the others just dipped in sugar.  and In 1/4 of the dough I put a Tablespoon of Cocoa, well chopped Pecans, then rolled them in the sugar as your recipe calls for.
    They made such a pretty plate, and cookies make a wonderful comfort food for this Memorial Dinner.  Lots of compliments – means so much because 30 years ago, due  to a serious car accident and brain surgery, I have no taste or smell at all.  I depend on friends and my Husband when I am changing wonderful recipes a bit or a lot!!
    Please wear your seat belts – back seat too!! 

  147. These cookies were AMAZING AND DELICIOUS! They were delicate, as the recipe stated, but I ended up preferring that. The only thing I did differently was use salted butter, instead of unsalted, since it was all I had. They were still so good, and I think I’ll use salted butter again next time.

  148. Best Sugar Cookies I ever made. Made for my son who lives sugar cookies for his birthday. Also made for my friends for my retirement dinner. I liked that it was still soft days later. Great cookie! 

  149. Amazing cookies ever!!!! My daughters volleyball team loved them, will definitely make them again!

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  151. This mixture taste ok, but the consistency is too soft. I followed the recipe to the T

  152. I’m not hat into sugar cookies but am making these for my hubs for Valentine’s Day. THESE COOKIES ARE AMAZING and I hope there are some left by the time my husband gets home from work!!!

  153. I just made these for a HIghTea and they turned out to be a favorite of the guests. Excellent flavor and  texture.

    • Thanks for a very good looking recipe. I havent tried it yet but I will in soon for my daughter`s grad party.
      My question is if I can freeze the cookie dough and if so how? Thank you

  154. I made exactly according to the recipe, but I used heaping tablespoons. It made huge, thick, delicious cookies. Wonderful recipe!

  155. I always add a splash of extra vanilla, but these cookies are amazing! 9 minutes is the perfect amount of time. I let my batter chill for 30 minutes before baking, and I was able to shape it for cookie cutters. Trying now in balls to see if I can get thicker cookies, will update after seeing how they turn out. But my friends and husband really enjoyed these cookies.

  156. I ate these :)

  157. I was wondering if I could add fresh frozen strawberry puree into the dough to make it have a natural strawberry flavor?

    • I wanted to buy frozen strawberries then put them in a blender and then add the blended strawberries into the dough. How much should I add?

      • I also forgot to mention, I’m wanting to add the strawberry puree into the dough and then once baked, use heart shaped cutouts, like your recipe for cutouts. Would that be alright?

    • Hi Sara,

      I’m afraid doing that would add too much moisture to the dough, and they would end up like muffin tops instead of cookies. If it were me, I would swap some of the vanilla extract for strawberry extract. Hope this helps!

  158. Typo and rating correction…. Respect!
    And…. Definately 10 Stars!

  159. Ok. So I made these cookies exactly by your recipe. I like to make recipes by the way they were shared first. Then I can play with my own ideas. Resect. So now for the test…… Drum roll please….
    They are wonderful!!! Bravo!
    Next batch is now under construction. My little twirl on this batch will be simple. HALF vanilla and half almond. That’s it! Don’t want to mess with perfection, too much!
    Thank you!

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  161. These were delicious !!

  162. Can gluten free flour be used? Asking for my grandson.
    Thanks!!

  163. These are great cookies. I needed to triple the glaze, however, and thin it put a lot with extra cream. 

  164. Could you use aluminum foil instead of parchment paper, and can you dye the actual dough??

  165. Hi I have not yet made these cookies but I want to, and so I have a quick question…do you absolutely have to use sea salt? Or can you use regular iodized salt?

  166. I found your sugar cookie recipe right before my husband passed away. I made it for him and for the hsopice nurses. Everyone agreed they are the absolute best and call it my version of crack. The only thing I do different than you is that I let the dough chill for about an hour and it seems to be so much easier to handle.

  167. Can the dough for these cookies be frozen?

  168. Loved these! Instead of using a glass to smash them. I just usea teaspoon drop the dough into the sugar. Then placed the cookie dough on the cookie sheet and baked. They expanded a little. I perfer a thicker cookie. I will definitely make these again!

  169. Okay so I just made these cookies in my mixer I just got for Christmas let me just say I love it, and I’m on the hut for new attachments. So I made them I halved the recipe, I did the first batch pressed them down with a glass and they were super thin, I did the second batch and didnt press them down and they came out perfect. When I make them again I’ll cook them for 9 minutes. The flavor was amazing.

  170. I don’t have one of those big electric mixers, but I do have hand mixer with the little attachments. Can I use it or do I have to have a big electric mixer?

  171. Very good!

  172. My first attempt at sugar cookies, and they are AMAZING!!!! They were a little sticky the first batch, so I popped the remaining dough in the fridge for 20min and were a lot easier to work with. Made my own icing with 1 1/2cup powdered sugar, 1tsp lemon juice, 2 TBSP whipped egg whites, and 2TBSP heavy cream (from another recipe) and worked perfect, but they’re just as good by themselves. Brought them for Christmas party and had to make another batch for just me and husband the next day because they were none leftover!! Thank you so much!!!! 😃😃

  173. Too high of a temp and too long for this recipient here in California 

  174. Just finished making a batch of these cookies – they are so wonderful!!! I mixed some red and green sugar crystals in the regular sugar to make it a little more festive.  Thanks for posting the BEST sugar cookie recipe.

  175. I followed the recipe exactly with sifting, parchment paper etc and they were perfect!  Yum!

  176. I don’t even know where to begin on how awesome these cookies are.  I have a drop recipe Ive used since 2011 but it was never quite what I wanted.  The dough for these came together amazingly, they cooked perfectly and taste phenomenal!  We literally couldn’t quit eaing them!  Thanks so much!  

  177. I would try putting the almond extract in icing not all but some I’ve been doing that for years ??? Anyway it’s a try .

  178. I don’t usually like sugar cookies but these cookies are just amazing. The cookies melt in your mouth and flavor is on the spot. This recipe is a must try.

  179. I’m a 63 year old male and have been a cook since I was an adolescent but haven’t been a baker per say. I’ve dabbled with a carrot cake that I remember from my childhood, making it for my daughter’s birthday. Now all three of my girls have standing orders for that carrot cake for their birthdays and it is spilling over to my grandchildren’s birthdays. So I thought I should take a shot at some cookies and thought sugar cookies should be simple enough.  They  were. These cookies are so light that when you bite and chew them, they almost disappear in your mouth like cotton candy. The flavor is so rich and delicious. When I brought some out for Sunday football, the grandkids said, grandpa are those your sugar cookies? After I said yes, the cookies disappeared. I have a feeling there’s will be a new standing order at Christmas time. Thank you for sharing your recipe.  
    Mike

  180. I’ve been looking for a decent sugar cookie recipe for years. I decided to give this one a try because if the positive reviews it received. I was not disappointed!! I think I’ve finally found a forever sugar cookie recipe. It’s easy to make and has an amazing flavor. I hope more people give this recipe a chance!!

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  182. These are perfect!
    Now the ultimate question: how would I need to alter the recipe to make chocolate sugar cookies?
    :)

  183. Thank you so much for shsring this recipe. I made these for a christmas party and they were a big hit. I will definitely be baking these again.

  184. The cookies are definitely 5 stars…super easy to make even for a beginner. With that said, the glaze recipe listed must be missing something or the measurements are off. 1 cup powdered sugar mixed with 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons of liquid just makes a very thick paste. Had to add 2 more tablespoons of cream and it was still too thick to “dip” the cookies in. Rating only on the cookie though because they are amazing!!!

  185. Hi Crystal!

    For me, I would probably use 2 teaspoons vanilla extract and 1 teaspoon almond extract. Or even 2 1/2 tsp vanilla, and 1/2 almond. Almond flavor is wonderful in cookies, but it can be very overpowering. Hope this helps!

  186. I have recently discovered your website and I absolutely love it! I have made a few batches of these cookies and they really are the best sugar cookies I have ever had! I will never use a different recipe! I also made your cinnamon rolls and they were amazing! I will be making those for Christmas breakfast! Thank you so much for these delicious recipes!

  187. I followed this recipe exactly, and it made the absolute best sugar cookies ever! !!

  188. Hi, can you use this recipe for cut out shapes? Will you need to chill them for a little before? Thank you!

  189. I don’t even like sugar cookies, but these were seriously amazing!  Not suitable to roll out and cut into shapes, but we just decorated all the round cookies in Christmas themes.  

  190. Does this dough cut well into shapes?
    I’ve used this recipe to make the cookies as instructed and they were awesome but I want to make them into Christmas cookies!

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  192. Do you have to put the BOURBON GLAZE?

  193. I tried making Sugar cookies for Christmas 3 yrs ago. This I decided to give a try and OMG!!!! These are the BEST EVER, I only made 4 to test and ate them while still 🔥. I love the recipe the sugar and the butter balance I will make these from now on my go-to cookie recipe .

    THANK YOU!!

  194. About how many cookies does a batch makes 

  195. Perfect cookies at 9min! I added chopped pecans!

  196. Light, easy, and delicious.

  197. Can I make Christmas cookies with this recipe? As in making them into shapes?

  198. My oven is wonky- often burns things, and I substituted almond extract in place of vanilla, my butter was a little cooler than I’d prefer- even with all these changes the cookies turned out incredible! Yummy and tender and chewy with crisp edges. The edges got a bit dark but that’s definitely because of my oven. Haven’t iced them yet but my kiddos might eat them all before I can get any made! Super quick to whip up and it made a big batch. Definitely keeping this recipe for an easy potluck, church, of family gathering treat.

  199. I am out of vanilla extract and read what I could use to substitute it with and it said Maple or Pancake syrup! I was wondering if it would still taste the same and should it equal the same amount of Vanilla? Really want to make these tonight!!

  200. Hi Lauren,

    I’m sorry to hear that. It sounds like there’s a possibility you did not cream your butter and sugar long enough, so it was light and fluffy. If you try the recipe again, make sure to beat the butter and sugar on high for at least 3-5 minutes.

  201. What is cream? Heavy cream?

  202. Can I use sugar sprinkles instead of granulated sugar to roll them in?

  203. You were right, these cookies are wonderful! A new family favorite! Thanks so much for sharing!

  204. These are definitely sugar cookie perfection! This recipe turns out perfect cookies every single time I make it.

  205. These cookies were great! They came out very light and airy, just the right ratio of sugar to butter. Thanks for the recipe!

  206. Just made my first batch and my family loves them.  I was thinking about adding a teaspoon of cream of tartar to my next batch.  I miss the flavor it adds.  Any thoughts?

  207. Excellent! Even better the next day. Definitely a keeper. Thank you for the recipe.

  208. I followed directions and it is the best recipe for sugar cookies I have made.

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  210. Can I use salted butter? 

  211. These cookies were absolutely delicious! They were so light and fluffy and they just melted in your mouth. A wonderful, buttery tasting sugar cookie. This recipe is definitely a keeper!

  212. I’d like to add two different colors to the cookies, but keeping them separate. When should I incorporate into cookie dough and still avoid over working the dough?

    Thank you!

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  214. The Best sugar cookie, is the best sugar cookie. Will be making these all the time.  

  215. I made these cookies, and they came out amazing! I cut the recipe in half because 45 cookies was a lot however they were almost immediately gone! Great soft melt in your mouth cookie. Will be making again.

  216. Hi. Having trouble watching the video. I’m wondering if you removed it? Or maybe the links aren’t correct? I searched your account on YouTube as well. Hmmm.

  217. I followed the directions exactly and wouldn’t change a thing.
    I give it 2 thumbs up and 2 toes…thank you.

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  219. Delicious sugar cookies! Thank you!

  220. Could you make this for cut out cookies or are they too soft? I will be making this as the recipe calls for, although I would love a great cut out cookie recipe.

  221. These sugar cookies are amazing !! Kids love them and I have picky eaters!! Saving your site for more recipes!

  222. These cookies are delicious!!

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  225. O.M.G. these really are the BEST sugar cookies EVER! Seriously! 
    I used a medium sized cookie dough scoop and the dough was so soft I worried something was wrong but nope! It was perfect!
    Definitely saving this recipe!

  226. My teenage daughter is making these for the second time this week! They are so delish and easy to make. Thanks for a great recipe. 

  227. I just made these sugar cookies last night and they are amazing. So soft & chewy. Since the kids loved them I’ll have to make mare later on. This will be the only recipe I’ll use. 

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  230. This is great! I tried it over the week and very happy with the outcome. bookmarked it as the best

  231. I have made these cookies more time then I want to admit, but have a question. Can I make the recipe and then freeze it before I bake or should I bake cookies and then freeze.

  232. I made the recipe.. and it was delicious!! Maybe it help with all ingredients being organic 👍🏼👍🏼

  233. These cookies came out great.

  234. Making these cookies was an absolute nightmare. I was looking for an easy and relatively quick recipe for cookies and thought this one would be perfect. Making the dough went fairly smoothly, I believe it turned out great but a little on the sticky side. I then rolled the balls in sugar and tried pressing them with a cup as recommended. This was impossible! No matter how much sugar I coated them in they still stuck to either the cup or the plate. After this dilemma, I put the dough on a greased cookie sheet, without parchment paper since I didn’t have any at the moment. During baking, I checked on the cookies and to my horror, they just about doubled in size! They all completely flattened out and ran into each other. Trying to get them off the tray was next to impossible. They kept crumbling and breaking, not to mention they really don’t taste good at all in my opinion. I don’t know if I made a major mistake or what, but this recipe just did not work for me. 

    • Hi Sarah,

      So sorry you had trouble! I would guess your kitchen was a bit warm and your oven runs hot. If you live in warm climates it’s best to keep your kitchen as cool as possible when baking. If you can’t control the temperature, placing the dough in the refrigerator for a few minutes before rolling and baking, helps regulate the temperature a bit. You can purchase an inexpensive oven thermometer that hangs from the rack to check you oven temperature. It’s normal for ovens to run a little too hot or cool. Also, greasing bare cookie sheets is definitely what made them spread so thin. Parchment paper actually prevents cookies from spreading too much.

      • I put the dough into the frig to cool it for rolling into balls and to get your glass to come off of the cookie, spray some baking spray on it before dipping into the sugar for the first cookie. Dip into sugar for every cookie after that. I always use parchment paper.

  235. If I don’t have sea salt and just use kosher will it still turn out okay? I’m moving in two weeks and have so much baking stuff that needs used due to not having a kitchen to where I’m moving too.

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  238. Freaking delicious. Everyone loved it. I made them thick, too!

  239. These are the Sugar cookies I grew up with. My mom maid them when we were very young. We children got to help by smashing the sugared glass on the ball of cookie dough to make a flat, pretty cookie. I have been looking for this recipe for years (since we lost our recipe while moving). I am so glad to find this delicious sugar cookie recipe! Thank you!

  240. My cookies were thin, delicate and wafer-like, not exactly what I expected. The taste was delicious, light and buttery. I will definitely make these cookies again.

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  242. Delicious!!!! My 5 year old and I frosted them. 😁

  243. Really good sugar cookies. Directions say 9-11 minutes so I put mine for 10 and some got a little burned. Will do less time for the next batch.

  244. These were delicious!!

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  246. Best sugar cookie recipe ever!  None stop compliments! ♥️

  247. Wow, wow, wow! In love with this recipe! My son had some cinnamon/sugar concoction I used instead of plain sugar, and they were great that way. BUT, I did my final batch with Just sugar coating, and it’s Amazing!!! What an AWESOME recipe! 5-star, for Sure! Definite Keeper! ?