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The Best Sugar Cookie Recipe

Hands down, The Best Sugar Cookie Recipe we've ever tested! Learn How to Make Sugar Cookies that everyone will love.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 45 cookies
Calories: 113kcal
Author: Sommer Collier

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