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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: 3 Dozen
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Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Step 2

In mixing bowl, cream butter with sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts. Mix flour and salt; add to butter mixture 1 cup at a time, mixing after each addition.

Step 3

Do not chill dough. Divide dough into 2 balls. On a floured surface, roll each ball into a circle approximately 12 in. wide and 1/8 in. thick. Dip cookie cutter in flour before each use.

Step 4

Bake cookies on ungreased cookie sheet 6-7 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned.

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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 4.4 out of 5 by 35.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I loved this recipe but felt a couple things were off: one, they tasted a little salty. I chalk that up to the batter not being mixed well enough though. I use an excellent mixer but I think the problem was that the batter wasn't mixed long enough. Another thing was I felt the almond extract may have been a little overpowering so I might decrease the amount used next time. Other than that, these cookies were great and it's the best sugar cookie recipe I've used so far
Date published: 2012-12-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I used this recipe because it came with the cookie cutters I bought from you. But, this is not a good recipe for cookie-cutter cookies. The dough does not hold its shape. Every cookie turned into a blob. I ended up just making a bunch of round cookies, which disappointed my girls, because this would have been the first time they got to make and decorate Christmas cookies. I should have known better when I read, "Do not chill dough." I've never heard of cut cookies made from room temperature cookie dough, and now I know why. The cookies taste great, but they are just sugar cookies, not cut cookies.
Date published: 2012-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This recipe is awsome! The first time I made them was for my son and daughters class at Halloween. I made ice cream sandwiches with them and put sprinkles all around. The students loved them,especially the teachers. The teachers even called me for the recipe the next day. For Christmas that year along with a present I packaged some sugar cookies for the teachers to share with their own family and friends. Now, that's the only recipe we use!
Date published: 2010-12-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great sugar cookies! Not having to chill the dough makes it a lot quicker to do. The cookies from this recipe hold up well on the cookie sticks when making a cookie bouquet. They are firm enough to transport or mail. Freezing the cookies after they are cut out helps keep them from spreading when they are baked. I add a little coconut extract and they are yummy!
Date published: 2010-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made these sugar cookies this year for Christmas and I have to say they were so easy to make! The best part is, I took them to VA to our son's house and they were the BIGGEST hit ever! Everyone loved them and asked e to make them again and again, so these will now be a part of my everyday cookies! Try them you won't be sorry!
Date published: 2011-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've been making these cookies for years.I love that they do not need to be chilled.They taste great too! I dip the cookie cutters and roll the dough out using confectioner's sugar,that way,the cookies aren't tough due to too much flour.They are not too sweet either!
Date published: 2015-09-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to make and taste good. I lowered the oven temp to 350 and it was fine. The 400 seemed a bit high to me and didn't want to dry out the cookies.
Date published: 2010-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this recipe! i have used this recipe for 4 years now. Everyone raves about the taste. I was skeptical about not chilling the dough, but it works. I keep pinning this recipe to Pinterest, but each time I make them, the recipe has disappeared from my cookie board. It would make finding the recipe easier. To decorate, I make a thick glaze with powdered sugar, milk, orange juice, butter, vanilla, and sometimes food coloring, and dip the cookies into the glaze. Sprinkle sprinkles on top and let dry in a cool area. Wouldn't use another recipe.
Date published: 2016-03-20
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