Crisp Sugar Cookies Recipe
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Crisp Sugar Cookies Recipe

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My grandmother always had sugar cookies in her pantry, and we grandchildren would empty that big jar quickly because they were the best! I now regularly bake these wonderful cookies to share with friends. —Evelyn Poteet, Hancock, Maryland
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 48 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 117 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 105mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (8g sugars, trace fiber), 2g protein


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Cover and refrigerate 15-30 minutes or until easy to handle.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°. On a floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut out cookies into desired shapes. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets.
  3. Bake 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: 8 dozen.
Originally published as Crisp Sugar Cookies in Taste of Home October/November 1993, p63

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Reviewed Dec. 20, 2014

"My very first cut-out cookies and they are great . . . thin and crisp and with such a gorgeous delicate flavor that just melts in the mouth and dazzles the senses . . . thank you"

Reviewed Dec. 11, 2014

"My parents were going to an elder's outing and I needed to fix something to help them out, so I made these-delicious"

Reviewed Dec. 7, 2014

"These are the best, my family loves them."

Reviewed Aug. 8, 2013

"I've tried a couple other sugar cookie recipes but I keep coming back to this one. Its absolutely the best! Been making it for years! I dont try others any more."

Reviewed Mar. 27, 2013

"Didn't make nearly as much as I thought it would."

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