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Sugar Cookies from Scratch

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Ho ho ho! St. Nick can drop in any time when you bake these cute-as-can-be treats formed with a heart-shaped cookie cutter.—Jill Boruff, Soap Lake, Washington
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Easter Egg Sugar Cookies

Easter Egg Sugar Cookies

Easter Egg Sugar Cookies

Although they take some time to decorate, I enjoy giving these cookies to family and friends. You can also make them for Christmas using different cookie cutters. —Alison Benke, Chetwynd, British Columbia

Crisp Sugar Cookies

Crisp Sugar Cookies

Crisp Sugar Cookies

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

Crispy Sugar Cookies

Crispy Sugar Cookies

Crispy Sugar Cookies

My son Josiah enjoys making treats. This recipe is great for kids because it has two manageable time blocks—mixing and chilling the dough, then cutting out and baking the cookies.—Josiah Hildenbrand, San Leandro, California
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Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies

This sugar cookie dates back to a Swedish woman born in 1877! Her daughter, Esther Davis, shared the recipe with me and she came up with all the exact measurements, since the original cookies were mixed by feel and taste. These are my favorite cookies and I hope they'll become yours as well. —Helen Wallis, Vancouver, Washington

Apple Cutout Sugar Cookies

Apple Cutout Sugar Cookies

Apple Cutout Sugar Cookies

Not only are these pretty cookies fun to serve, but they bake up delicate and flaky and taste wonderful. Even the dough is a treat to work with - so easy to roll out and cut. -Marlys Benning, Ackley, Iowa

Cinnamon-Sugar Crackle Cookies

Cinnamon-Sugar Crackle Cookies

Cinnamon-Sugar Crackle Cookies

I get lots of compliments on these crunchy cookies. They're always part of my Christmas cookie platter. —Sarah Miller, Wauconda, Washington

Nice 'n' Soft Sugar Cookies

Nice 'n' Soft Sugar Cookies

Nice 'n' Soft Sugar Cookies

My family’s all-time favorite Christmas cookie has had a million shapes over the years. Little ones have fun making their own icing designs. — Cathy Hall, Lyndhurst, Virginia

Nutmeg Sugar Cookies

Nutmeg Sugar Cookies

Nutmeg Sugar Cookies

The holidays are my favorite time of year because I love to bake. These are one of my favorite cookies—they always disappear fast!—Jean Wysocki, Westminster, Colorado

Giant Lemon Sugar Cookies

Giant Lemon Sugar Cookies

Giant Lemon Sugar Cookies

These wonderfully chewy cookies have a light lemon flavor from both the juice and zest. The sanding sugar on top adds sparkle and a bit of crunch. —Michael Vyskocil, Glen Rock, Pennsylvania

Santa Sugar Cookies

Santa Sugar Cookies

Santa Sugar Cookies

Ho ho ho! St. Nick can drop in any time when you bake these cute-as-can-be treats formed with a heart-shaped cookie cutter.—Jill Boruff, Soap Lake, Washington

Buttery Orange Sugar Cookies

Buttery Orange Sugar Cookies

Buttery Orange Sugar Cookies

My husband's grandmother made a variety of cookies every year for her grandkids at Christmastime. She would box them up and give each child his or her own box. This crisp, orange flavored cookie is one of my favorites from her collection.—Heather McKillip, Aurora, Illinois
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