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Sugar Cookie Recipe

A buttery sweet sugar cookie recipe to satisfy your sweet tooth. Lean how to make sugar cookie dough for a holiday cookie exchange or everyday baking. Wilton’s easy cookie recipes are crowd favorites you can count on.
Makes: 2-1/2 Dozen
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Step 2

In a medium bowl, combine flour and salt.

Step 3

In mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts. Add flour mixture 1 cup at a time, mixing on low after each addition.

Step 4

Roll dough into 1-1/2 in. balls and roll in sprinkles. Place 2 in. apart on prepared cookie pan. Flatten cookies slightly with palm of hand.

Step 5

Bake 15-17 minutes or until centers of cookies are semi-firm to the touch. Cool cookies on pan on cooling grid 2 minutes. Remove from pan to cooling grid; cool completely.

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unsalted butter

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter (softened)

granulated sugar

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar


1 egg

all-purpose flour

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour


1 teaspoon salt




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Sugar Cookie is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 40.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love them. Not sure why everyone is having problems. I clicked on your category "Sugar Cookies" and followed the directions. They came out perfectly. No where in the recipe does it say to roll out the dough. Perhaps because it came with the cookie cutters that is what caused the confusion. Anyway, I rolled them into balls and flattened them on the cookie sheet. The kids had a ball decorating them. Nice simple recipe.
Date published: 2017-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great ideas I found the instructions, where is the cookie recipe?
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible! Horrible! Worst roll out cookie dough recipe...sticky mess. Says not to chill..I am that's my only recourse.
Date published: 2017-10-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from #TERRIBLY BAD #XD Me and my family got this as a gift from my mom's client/friend and we used a recipe from the back of a cookie cutter package. At first we thought that it would work, but later the dough was too soft, when it calls for 2 and 3 fourth cups of flour. My brother decided to put it in the freezer. We thought that it would work out. After that we cut them out and baked them. They turned out like blobs and when I tried one the butter gushed out in my mouth. (#GROSS) I wouldn't say it's sooooooooooo bad. But, it's very bad. I mean not to say for no reason, but pretty bad. I wouldn't recommend this for cookie cutters at all.They were also very thin and salty. I don't know why people would say "they make the best cookies ever".
Date published: 2017-10-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible for cookie cutters I also got this recipe from the back of Wilton’s cookie cutter set. The dough initially was really soft, like decorator’s icing. I rolled out the dough and froze it because there’s no way it could possibly cut+placed onto a cookie pan. It tastes great! But the recipe is misnamed.
Date published: 2017-10-22
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