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The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies

I am not a huge fan of sugar cookies, most are too crunchy and overly sweet.  This is not the case with The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies Recipe –  These cookies are soft but not chewy and the sweetness level is just right.  Most of the sweetening comes from whatever icing or frosting you top your cookies with.

Although the original recipe makes an obscene amount, so I made half the recipe and still have plenty.  I also have a favorite recipe for frosting I prefer.  It can be colored and hardens slightly so it can be stacked carefully.  Check out cookie frosting recipe by clicking the link.

Remember to leave yourself time to refrigerate the dough overnight.  This makes it easier anyways, dough one day and bake the next day.

Best Rolled Sugar Cookie DoughThe Best Rolled Sugar Cookies:

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Cream butter and sugar until smooth.  Beat in egg and vanilla until combined.

Meanwhile sift together flour, baking soda, and salt.

Mix dry ingredients into butter mixture until just combined.

Dough will be sticky, transfer to a bowl and seal well with plastic wrap.  Refrigerate dough overnight.

Best Rolled Sugar Cookie Dough

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Roll dough out between 1/4″ and 1/2 ” thick, cut our desired shapes.

Bake 5-8 minutes until barely starting to turn golden.

Best Rolled Sugar Cookie Dough

Cool on pans at least 2 minutes and move to a wire rack to cool completely.

Once cool, frost or ice cookies if desired.  I would recommend my favorite cookie frosting.

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Nothing to do but take care of my family and cook.

One response »

  1. This looks a lot like my Mom’s Christmas cookies. But she put a bit of almond extract in them too. I loved that they stayed soft.


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