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How To Make The Best Sugar Cookie : Sugar Cookie Recipe

  • Author: Lynette Rice
  • Prep Time: 14 hours
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 14 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 20 1x


Do you want the perfect sugar cookie?  Here’s how to make the best sugar cookie with tips included!



  • 4 3/4 Cup Flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 Cup butter
  • 1 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract


  1. Mix flour, baking powder and salt together. Set aside.
  2. Beat butter and sugar until fluffy.
  3. Beat in eggs. Fold in Vanilla.
  4. Stir in flour mixture.
  5. Chill overnight in the refrigerator.
  6. Roll out dough until it’s about 1/4 – 1/2 inch thick
  7. Using cookie cutters, create shapes.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees in pre-heated oven for 8-10 minutes.


You can use margarine for this recipe if you don’t have butter on hand.  I prefer butter.  Butter makes the dough a little more stiff after removing it from the refrigerator, but the dough will start to soften up when you start to work with it.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

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