Perfect Sugar Cookies

Perfect Sugar Cookies

Perfect Sugar Cookies

I’ve made plenty of sugar cookies over the years and this is always my go-to recipe. The cookies come out perfect every single time and they are delicious.

Typically powdered sugar isn’t used in sugar cookies but it makes a big difference in these cookies. They are perfect for decorating and they have the perfect balance between firm and soft.

Perfect Sugar Cookies

I've made plenty of sugar cookies over the years and this is always my go-to recipe. The cookies come out perfect every single time and they are delicious.

Ingredients

What You'll Need:

  • 2 sticks 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour

Instructions

How To:

  1. Preheat over to 375 degrees F.
  2. Place flour in a bowl and set aside.
  3. Place butter in a bowl of a stand mixer and beat until smooth.
  4. Add sugar and mix until well combined.
  5. Add eggs one at a time. Mix well between each.
  6. Add vanilla, baking powder and salt and continue to mix.

  7. Slowly add flour, about a cup at a time until well combined.
  8. Once completely mixed, divide dough into 3 disc like sections.
  9. Roll each out on plastic wrap and wrap completely wrap.
  10. 10. Place in freezer for about 10-15 minutes.
  11. 11. Unwrap and cut out desired shapes with cookie cutters.
  12. 12. Bake 8-10 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Once cooled, eat alone or add frosting. Try our recipe for Royal Icing here.

 Try our recipe for Royal Icing here