How to Make the Best Sugar Cookie Recipe Ever (Easy and Irresistable)

sugar cookie recipe

Just in case that you’re baking holiday cookies, I wanted to share another favorite of mine for the best sugar cookie recipe ever.  These special holiday cookies are sensational and buttery delights that are rolled and cut into shapes and finished with a light sprinkling of colored sugar, sprinkles or jimmies (whichever term that you prefer) to decorate.

Depending on how thick you roll out the dough, you can change the texture of the cookie.  The thinner the dough, the crisper the cookie that you’ll make. Thicker dough will produce a softer texture of this cookie.

Feel free to recruit your little helpers when you make these cookies for seasonal baking.  Kids love picking out the cookie cutter shapes and assisting with decorating these, probably as much as they enjoy eating them!

Sugar Cookie Recipe in Container

Sugar Cookie Recipe 

1-1/2 cups of sugar
1 cup of butter, softened
1/4 cup of milk
1 large egg
1-1/2 teaspoons of vanilla
3 cups of flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder, leveled
1/4 teaspoon of salt
colored sugar, sprinkles or jimmies

Use your electric mixer to cream the softened butter with the sugar thoroughly until light and fluffy.

Beat in the egg and vanilla.

Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt in another mixing bowl.

Now slowly stir in some of the milk and alternate with the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture.  Keep adding until you combine all the dry ingredients.

What I do is to divide the dough into three balls.  The waiting dough goes under my mixing bowl while I roll out the first ball on a floured surface.

Usually, the thickness I go with is about 3/8-inch.  Add more flour to your table or surface if the dough gives you problems and sticks when you use your rolling pin.

Shape with favorite cookie cutters, glass or even a clean lid from 40-oz. peanut jar works.  All you have to do is improvise to make use of what you have.

Place your shaped cookies on well-greased cookie sheets before decorating with your colored sugar, sprinkles or jimmies before placing in a 350-degree oven for about 12-15 minutes, depending on how your oven is regulated and the thickness of your cookies.  (Thinner cookies need less time, probably about 7 minutes).

Be sure to check the edges because you don’t want them to brown.  Make sure to see just a slight golden brown starting to color them from the bottom.  Test with a toothpick to see if anything sticks.

These cookies will be soft when you initially remove them from the oven.  Give them about a minute or two to set in the pan before attempting to remove them.

ENJOY!

Sugar Cookie Recipe
These special cookies are the best sugar cookies recipe and a buttery delight that are rolled and cut into shapes and finished with a light sprinkling of colored sugar, sprinkles or jimmies (whichever term that you prefer) to decorate.
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best sugar cookies, crisp cookies, holiday cookie recipe, seasonal baking, sugar cookie recipe, sugar cookies recipe
Author: Mary Balandiat
Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 cups of sugar
  • 1 cup of butter softened
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons of vanilla
  • 3 cups of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder leveled
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • colored sugar sprinkles or jimmies
Instructions
  1. se your electric mixer to cream the softened butter with the sugar thoroughly until light and fluffy.
  2. Beat in the egg and vanilla.
  3. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt in another mixing bowl.
  4. Now slowly stir in some of the milk and alternate with the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture.  Keep adding until you combine all the dry ingredients.
  5. What I do is to divide the dough into three balls.  The waiting dough goes under my mixing bowl while I roll out the first ball on a floured surface.
  6. Usually, the thickness I go with is about 3/8-inch.  Add more flour to your table or surface if the dough gives you problems and sticks when you use your rolling pin.
  7. Shape with favorite cookie cutters, glass or even a clean lid from 40-oz. peanut jar works.  All you have to do is improvise to make use of what you have.
  8. Place your shaped cookies on well-greased cookie sheets before decorating with your colored sugar, sprinkles or jimmies before placing in a 350-degree oven for about 12-15 minutes, depending on how your oven is regulated and the thickness of your cookies.  (Thinner cookies need less time, probably about 7 minutes).
  9. Be sure to check the edges because you don’t want them to brown.  Make sure to see just a slight golden brown starting to color them from the bottom.  Test with a toothpick to see if anything sticks.
  10. These cookies will be soft when you initially remove them from the oven.  Give them about a minute or two to set in the pan before attempting to remove them.
  11. ENJOY!

You also should try my crunchy sugar cookies, which are also delicious. In fact, I hope you use my search box because there are many more wonderful cookie recipes that you can find.

Visit Beauty Cooks Kisses Blog for more home-tested recipes from my kitchen as well as other helpful posts to better your life!

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