Sugar Cookies – these delightful cookies are perfect for decorating.

Sugar cookies are so diversitile. You can decorate them fancy for the holidays, or enjoy them any time of the year. One of my greatest pleasures during the holidays is to spend some time decorating cookies.

Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies

These delightful cookies are perfect for decorating.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cookies, Sugar Cookies
Prep Time: 19 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 48
Calories: 70kcal


  • 1/2 pound butter
  • 2/3 cup Sugar
  • 1 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour


  • Cream together butter, and sugar beat until light and fluffy. Add in egg, baking powder, salt, and vanilla combine well. Stir in flour until well blended and smooth. Refrigerate dough for 45 minutes. Divide dough in half, and put one half back in the refrigerator. 
  • Roll out remaining dough on either wax paper, or a floured board. Roll out until dough is an even 1/4 inch thick. Cut out cookies with cookie cutters, and carefully transfer to a cookie sheet, spacing them 1 inch apart. Bake for 6 to 9 minutes on the top rack in a 350 degree oven. When you remove the cookies let them stand on a cookie sheet briefly to firm up. Cool on racks.


Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 13mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.3mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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