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: 4.43 stars
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Perfect for decorating! These classic sugar cookies are great for rolling out and cutting into shapes.

Sugar Cookie Cutouts

Rating: 4.4 stars
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I found this to be the best sugar cookie recipe for cutouts! very good flavor even without the frosting.

Chewy Sugar Cookies

Rating: 4.3 stars
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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: 4.67 stars
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This is a nice soft center sugar cookie.

Colored Sugar

Rating: 4.86 stars
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If you have food coloring, you can make your own decorating sugars!

Soft Sugar Cookies V

Rating: 4.38 stars
297
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!

Refrigerator Cookies III

Rating: 4.37 stars
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These will freeze well for several months.

Soft Sugar Cookies IV

Rating: 4.57 stars
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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.

Thick Cut-Outs

Rating: 4.56 stars
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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.

Soft Christmas Cookies

Rating: 4.47 stars
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Soft cut out sugar cookie that I have used for years. I sprinkle with colored sugar before baking or you could also try icing them when cool.

Mrs. Sigg's Snickerdoodles

Rating: 4.74 stars
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These wonderful cinnamon-sugar cookies became very popular with my friends at church. My pastor loves them! You will too! Crispy edges, and chewy centers; these cookies are a crowd pleaser for sure!

Grandma's Old Fashioned Tea Cakes

Rating: 4.54 stars
130
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.
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Inspiration and Ideas


Easy Breeze Sugar Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars
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Tender sugar cookies couldn't be easier. Just roll into balls and flatten. Customize them for any event by sprinkling with appropriately colored decorator sugar or sprinkles. Or frost and decorate.