We have found the Best Sugar Cookie Recipe ever and we couldn't wait to share it with all of YOU! There’s nothing yummier than fresh, homemade sugar cookies. Am I right?
When my brother Travis and I were little, our favorite time of the year was Christmas. (Ok, it still is.) Mom would begin baking two weeks before Christmas to make sure she got everything done and perfect! One of the first things she would make was sugar cookies. We would sit around the kitchen table, listen, and sing carols while frosting our cookies.
Travis and I tried to continue that same tradition throughout the years. We went through several different recipes. Some were good, some were delicious, some spread so much you couldn’t even tell what shape it was. And then we finally found the best sugar cookie recipe! It keeps the shape of whatever cookie cutter you use.
Sugar cookies used to be Christmas only for us, and now we use them all year long. For this particular recipe, my kids were helping, so we decided to add blue and white chocolate morsels from the new movie Frozen 2. The morsels were a great addition!
- 2 cups Sweet Cream Salted Butter (softened)
- 2 cups Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 2 tbsp. Vanilla
- 4 tsp. Baking Powder
- 6 cups All-Purpose Flour
- 1 cup of Blue and White Chocolate Morsels (optional)
1. Add butter and sugar to your mixer. Cream the butter and sugar until it is completely mixed. Do not over-mix.
2. Add vanilla and eggs and mix until completely incorporated.
3. Add Baking Powder and mix.
4. Mix in the flour two cups at a time. The flour should be completely incorporated and the dough should be firm but not dry or crumbly. If the dough seems drier than this, add a tiny bit of vanilla or milk and mix again. Roll a handful of the dough out on a prepared surface until it’s about 3/8″ thick.
5. Bake at 350 degrees for 6-8 minutes depending on the size of the cookie. Do not over-bake! We usually like thicker sugar cookies so they will hold a good amount of frosting. If you make your cookies on the thick side as we have done in the pictures here, you should cook them 7-8 minutes but no longer. If you roll out thinner cookies or use smaller cookie cutters, you should only bake the cookies 6 or 7 minutes.
6. This recipe will make quite a bit, but the actual number depends on the size of the cookie cutters you’re using or the shape you’re making. We were able to make 36 circle cookies out of our batch.