Sugar Cookie Recipes

Find easy recipes for sugar cookies that are perfect for decorating, plus recipes for colored sugar, frosting, and more!

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The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 11176
These are the best rolled sugar cookies – easy to cut out and perfect for decorating.
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Sugar Cookie Cutouts

Rating: 4.5 stars 362
I found this to be the best sugar cookie recipe for cutouts! very good flavor even without the frosting.

Chewy Sugar Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 1823
I love sugar cookies that are crisp on the outside and very chewy on the inside. Do not try to roll these cookies out, they are meant to be shaped or dropped. This recipe can easily be made into snickerdoodle cookies by rolling the dough in cinnamon-sugar before baking.

Cracked Sugar Cookies I

Rating: 4.5 stars 2274
This is a nice soft center sugar cookie.
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Colored Sugar

Rating: 5 stars 177
If you have food coloring, you can make your own decorating sugars!
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Soft Sugar Cookies V

Rating: 4.5 stars 295
These cookies, which contain sour cream, are the softest sugar cookies ever! I find that if I roll them a little thick and do not overbake, they are best and stay moist. Use whatever cookie cutters that suit the occasion!
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Refrigerator Cookies III

Rating: 4.5 stars 34
These will freeze well for several months.
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Soft Sugar Cookies IV

Rating: 4.5 stars 2266
This Recipe is a State Fair Blue Ribbon winner. This is an easy sugar cookie recipe, you don't have to roll it out, and the cookies are soft and chewy, unlike other sugar cookies. Anybody can make these.
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Thick Cut-Outs

Rating: 4.5 stars 282
A big batch of big thick sugar cookies. These are THE big soft sugar cookies you have been looking for. Frost them while warm and sprinkle with colored sugar.
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Sandy's Super Sugar Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 110
Buttery, rich, and delicate; these are our favorite sugar cookies.

Sugar Cookies with Buttercream Frosting

Rating: 4.5 stars 322
These cookies are melt-in-your-mouth delicious. They are simple to make and kids love to lick the frosting off the tops. Butter flavoring is in the buttercream for added flavor. You can find it in most supermarkets, in the baking aisle, where there are other flavorings such as vanilla.
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Mrs. Sigg's Snickerdoodles

Rating: 4.5 stars 6923
This snickerdoodle cookie recipe makes treats that are perfectly soft in the middle with a bit of crunch around the edges. The sweet cinnamon-sugar coating makes them a sure crowd-pleaser!
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Inspiration and Ideas

How To Make Sugar Cookies
Get tips for cutting out flawless cookies that keep their shape when baked.
How to Decorate Cookies
Learn simple techniques for decorating cookies, including tips on making and working with frosting.
Grandma's Old Fashioned Tea Cakes
Rating: 4.5 stars 133

A soft teacake that is best when one to two days old. You can change flavors by substituting almond or lemon extract for the vanilla. Add a few drop of food coloring to dress up the dough for special occasions.