Sugar Cookie Recipe That You Can Make

Sugar cookie recipes are pretty straightforward in general, this one being no exception. I’ll be taking you through step-by-step to make a few great batches of cookies for dessert or whenever else you want them. Doesn’t matter if it’s the holidays or any time of the year, these are a great treat that everybody enjoys.

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Here’s what you need to make it:

What it isNameWhere to Buy
CookwareLarge mixing bowlAmazon
CookwareWhisk (or stand mixer)Amazon
CookwareMeasuring spoonsAmazon
CookwareMeasuring cupsAmazon
CookwareBaking SheetAmazon
CookwareParchment paperAmazon
CookwareAluminum foilAmazon
CookwareMixing spoonAmazon
Ingredient3 eggs for this sugar cookie recipeStore
Ingredient1 cup shortening/butterStore
Ingredientvanilla, to tasteStore
Ingredient1 cup of sugarStore
IngredientPinch of salt (about 1/8 teaspoon)Store
Ingredient2 teaspoons of baking powderStore
Ingredient2-3 cups of flourStore

For step 1, grab your large mixing bowl. You can also preheat your oven to 350 degrees F at this step.

bowl for sugar cookie recipe

If you move quickly, you’ll want to pre-heating to start right now.

Next, grab your three eggs.

egg

Crack each egg into the mixing bowl and throw out the shells. You’ll be mixing them around in there for this sugar cookie recipe.

bowl with eggs for sugar cookie recipe

Be careful not to get any shell in there when you’re cracking them. After that, grab your whisk and mix the eggs around so the yolks break. Next, get a large bowl or measuring cup. I’m using my Pyrex measuring cup.

Pyrex for sugar cookie recipe

Also, grab 1 cup’s worth of butter. This is usually two sticks.

butter in measuring cup for sugar cookie recipe

Put them into a microwave safe dish or a Pyrex measuring cup if you have one of those. You’ll need to soften the butter before mixing it in with the eggs. I’m pretty much liquifying it for this sugar cookie recipe.

sugar cookie recipe

Once you liquify it, pour the butter mixture in with your eggs. Stir that around really well.

mixing butter and eggs

Next, go and grab some sugar. You need to measure some out to go into this.

sugar for sugar cookie recipe

Get 1 cup of that sugar measured out.

1 cup of sugar for sugar cookie recipe

Next for this sugar cookie recipe, dump that 1 cup of sugar into the mixture in the bowl.

pouring sugar for sugar cookie recipe

This will get pretty tempting to eat. I mean who doesn’t want to just start cramming butter and sugar into their mouth? Anyway, mix all that around really well.

sugar butter and eggs being mixed sugar cookie recipe

Next, get your salt.

salt

You only need to put in a pinch of salt, or a 1/8th teaspoon.

pouring salt for sugar cookie recipe

Next, it’s time to grab your measuring spoons for this sugar cookie recipe.

You’ll be measuring out the baking powder, so grab that, too.

baking powder

After that, you’ll be dumping two teaspoons into the current mixture.

baking powder

Mix that around really well so there aren’t any clumps or anything. Next, grab your flour since we can’t have cookies without that!

flour

Measure out between 2-3 cups of flour. Since I didn’t want to overload the cookies with them, I went with 2.5 cups.

1 cup of flour

Dump that in there. This was the point in the sugar cookie recipe that I started to think that maybe I should have been using a stand mixer. The dough got really stuck in my whisk.

mixing flour

Mix that really well.

dumping flour

Yea, probably shouldn’t have gone with using a whisk. Oh well. Maybe a wooden mixing spoon would’ve worked for this sugar cookie recipe. Once you’ve mixed that around well and scraped as much dough out of your whisk as you can, grab the vanilla.

vanilla

Just pour in a little bit. A teaspoon is probably fine if you want a specific amount.

pouring vanilla for a sugar cookie recipe

After that, mix it around a bit. After that, get your baking sheet and line it with aluminum foil and parchment paper.

Next, start lining the paper with a few balls of dough that are small to medium-sized.

Mine were a little big the first time around, but that’s not the end of the world. None of the cookies in this sugar cookie recipe were stuck together after baking or anything, which was nice.

Your final product should look something like the picture above. Light, fluffy, and a great snack or dessert. Hope you enjoy this sugar cookie recipe. Here’s the short version:

Notecard Version

Beat eggs together in a large bowl. Then, add the butter, either completely melted or soft. Mix that around well. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Next, add the 1 cup of sugar and pinch of salt, mixing well.
Add your 2 teaspoons baking powder and 2-3 cups of flour, mixing well.
Make balls of dough and place them on a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil and parchment paper over that. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Mine ended up going the full 20 and came out pretty nicely.

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Bob Buckley

Bob Buckley writes about food and business.