Go Back
+ servings

Perfect Sugar Cookies

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 226kcal
Author: Victoria Rogers, The DIY Foodie
Soft and fluffy sugar cookies, just like grandma made them.
Print Recipe


  • 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.
Calories: 226kcal