the sugar cookie recipe you have been waiting for.
These cookies have been years in the making and are finally ready to share with the world. Now it’s your turn to give them a try! But you’ll need some frosting to go with them. Click here to download 4 frosting recipes your cookies can’t live without!
soft and fluffy – just like grandma’s
Fluffy sugar cookies – talk about nostalgia! There was nothing better than grandma’s fresh batch of super soft sugar cookies. Real talk – how many great memories came around grandma’s sugar cookies?
Now, new memories can be made with these soft and fluffy sugar cookies! They are so unlike the dense store-bought sugar cookies. These ones have a chew that memories are made out of.
the possibilities are endless
This cookie dough can do many things from plain sugar cookies, to sugar cookies covered in frosting and sprinkles, to sugar cookies cut in to perfect shapes and decorated with fancy frosting, to sugar cookie dessert pizza. You can master this one recipe, but make so many desserts for so many different parties. It’s almost too good to be true.
they hold their own
You cut out these adorably perfect Christmas tree cookies, making sure the corners didn’t get smushed. You can’t wait to take them out of the oven! But when you do…they resemble more of an overgrown bush than a perfect little Christmas tree. How are you going to serve these at the party?!
If you’ve ever been in this scenario before, it stops here. When done right, these cookies don’t spread! They keep that perfect shape you worked so hard to cut out.
Enough talk. It’s time to whip up a batch of these cookies and chow down! Oh. And don’t forget the frosting.
Perfect Sugar Cookies
Soft and fluffy sugar cookies, just like grandma made them.
- 1 ½ cups butter softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 eggs
- 3 tsp vanilla
- 3 ½ cups flour
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
In a stand mixer, combine the butter and bonth sugars until smooth.
Add in the eggs and vanilla until combined.
Add the baking powder, salt, and flour. Mix until combined.
Roll out dough a baking mat or parchment paper until it reaches ¼-½ inch thick (or desired thickness)*
Using a cookie cutter, cut the sugar cookie dough into desired shapes. Remove the exccess dough froum around the cookie shapes and transfer parchment to a cookie sheet.
Place this cookie sheet in the fridge for 20-30 minutes**
Preheat oven to 350.
Bake cookies for 8 minutes***
Let cool completely and top with your favorite frosting.
*Thickness is based on personal preference, but for ultimate soft and fluffy cookies, you want the thickness to be close to ½ inch.
**If you are aiming for cookies that don't spread - don't skip this step!! This ensures that the cookies hold their shape while baking.
***If you are not familiar with baking sugar cookies, be aware that they don't look "done" like most other cookies. They will have no browning on them and will almost look under done after 8 minutes - but take them out anyway! However, if you prefer crunchy cookies, leave them in until they are lightly browned on the bottom.