The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies

These are fantastic Christmas cookies!! The recipe is delicious and they make perfect cut-out cookies that are so much fun to decorate however you want.

My son and I had a great time baking these together and then decorating them. My cookie dough came out pretty wet, so I had to incorporate flour when I was rolling the dough out - if your dough is on the wet side, add a little flour at a time until you can roll the dough out without it sticking to the rolling pin.

We like our cookies on the soft side, so I left them fairly thick when rolled out - if you like them crunchy you can roll them thin, if you like them thick and soft leave the dough fairly thick. They'll come out great either way!

These make perfect gifts for family and friends - wrap them up in some clear cellophane or a gift bag and spread the Christmas cheer!

The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies 

1 1/2 cups butter, softened
2 cups white sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

  1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.
Recipe adapted from Jill Saunders on All Recipes


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