Sugar Cookies

easy sugar cookies

You know those sugar cookies that look so delicious, but leave that bitter, weird after-taste?  These are not those cookies!  These are soft, and sweet, and oh-so-delicious! This particular cookie was cut into a puzzle for a silly little thank you gift.


easy sugar cookies


Can Sugar Cookie Dough Be Frozen?

Sugar cookie dough can be frozen for up to 3 months.

Form dough into a ball and freeze in a heavy duty freezer bag.

Or, roll dough out and cut into shapes.

Freeze in a single layer on a parchment lined cookie sheet.

Once frozen, transfer cookies to a heavy duty freezer bag.

Sugar cookie dough should be thawed in the refrigerator before baking.


How Long Will Sugar Cookies Keep?

Store sugar cookies in an air tight container in a cool, dry pantry or cupboard.

Sugar cookies will keep for up to 3 weeks.


Can You Use Margarine Instead Of Butter In Sugar Cookies?

You can substitute stick margarine for the butter in a cookie recipe.

But, margarine may affect the spread and texture of the final result.


Sugar Cookies

easy sugar cookies
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Sugar Cookies

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: 100 Best Cookies Recipes on the Planet
Keyword: Cookies, dessert, sugar cookies
Servings: 4 -5 dozen cookies
Calories: 83kcal
Author: Sweet Basil


  • 2 Cups Butter
  • 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Vanilla
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Almond Ext.
  • 2 Eggs
  • 5 Cups Flour
  • 3/4 Tablespoon Baking Soda
  • 3/4 Tablespoon Cream of Tarter


  • Mix butter, sugars, extracts, and eggs until fluffy.
  • Add dry ingredients and mix until combined. Dough is soft, but should ball up. I like to use my hands to form the ball.
  • Roll 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick (whatever you like-I like something closer to 1/4).
  • Cut into shapes.
  • Bake on 325 for 12 to 15 min.
  • Cookies will not be brown, if you like them soft. If you like them crisp, then let the edges brown just slightly.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 83kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.5g | Protein: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 21.9mg | Sugar: 6.4g
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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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4 comments on “Sugar Cookies”

  1. The puzzle cookie is an adorable way to say Thank You! Love sugar cookies!

  2. this is the recipe I use. Love it!

  3. Haha! Ugly cookie, but delicious!

  4. this puzzle cookie was delicious. it is now our turn to say thank you.