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Sugar Cookies from Scratch

Looking for recipes for sugar cookies from scratch? Taste of Home has the best sugar cookies from scratch recipes from real cooks like you, featuring reviews, ratings, how-to videos and tips.

Cardamom Sugar Cookies

Cardamom Sugar Cookies

Cardamom Sugar Cookies

The warm flavor of cardamom spices up these classic sugar cookies. They’re the ideal treat for your homemade goody basket. Tint the glaze to fit the season.—Darina Jurasek, Salmon Arm, British Columbia

Thick Sugar Cookies

Thick Sugar Cookies

Thick Sugar Cookies

A bit thicker than the norm, this sugar cookie is just like one you might find at a good bakery. My children often request these sweet treats for their birthdays and are always happy to help me decorate. —Heather Biedler, Martinsburg, West Virginia

Sugar-Cone Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sugar-Cone Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sugar-Cone Chocolate Chip Cookies

If I could make a batch of cookies a day; I'd be in baking heaven. I baked these cookies for my boys when they were growing up and now for my grandkids. Everyone loves the tasty blend of milk chocolate chips, crumbled sugar cones, and sprinkles. —Paula Marchesi, Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania
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Walnut Sugar Cookies

Walnut Sugar Cookies

Walnut Sugar Cookies

When we were growing up, my mother made sugar cookies dotted with ground walnuts as a special treat to welcome us home from school.—Debbie Miller, La Verne, CA

Vinegar Sugar Cookies

Vinegar Sugar Cookies

Vinegar Sugar Cookies

Mom gave me this recipe when I was married. It’s been in our family for generations. Young and old alike devour these scrumptious sugar cookies while I eat up the praise.—Josie Bochek, Sturgeon Bay, WI

Christmas Lights Sugar Cookies

Christmas Lights Sugar Cookies

Christmas Lights Sugar Cookies

Cute Santas and a very creative string of lights are sure to steal the show this Christmas! They're the perfect centerpiece for your holiday cookie platter. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Sugar Cookies

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Sugar Cookies

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Sugar Cookies

Cream cheese helps create the rich, melt-in-your-mouth taste of these perfect cookies. Forget any other sugar cookie recipe-this is the only one you need! Julie Brunette, Green Bay Wisconsin

Scrumptious Sugar Cookies

Scrumptious Sugar Cookies

Scrumptious Sugar Cookies

My husband developed this crisp sugar cookie when he was a baker in Alaska. It's traveled with us to many states, along with requests for the recipe! —Nancy Gribble, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Sugar Star & Flag Cookies

Sugar Star & Flag Cookies

Sugar Star & Flag Cookies

A favorite cookie to send to troops overseas, these soft sugar cookies ship well and taste great! —Susan Whetzel, Pearisburg, Virginia

Daria's Best-Ever Sugar Cookies

Daria's Best-Ever Sugar Cookies

Daria's Best-Ever Sugar Cookies

After years of searching for the best sugar cookie recipe, believe me, this is it! Almond paste gives a hint of great flavor to these moist cookies with a subtle crunch. —Daria Burcar, Rochester, Michigan

Decorated Sugar Cookie Cutouts

Decorated Sugar Cookie Cutouts

Decorated Sugar Cookie Cutouts

What’s the Yuletide season without cutout cookies? This recipe includes directions for making royal icing, but feel free to use whatever icing or other decorating techniques you wish.
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