Sugar Cookie Recipes

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The Most Popular Christmas Cookies by State, According to Google

In 2022, gingerbread and peanut butter blossom cookies are the reigning favorites, followed by international treats like Italian and Mexican cookies

I Made 3-Ingredient Sugar Cookies and the Recipe Is Impossible to Forget

You only need butter, sugar and flour to make 3-ingredient sugar cookies, so there's no reason not to bake a...



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How to Make Sugar Cookies, a Cookie Jar Classic

Think sugar cookies are just for the holidays? Think again! Learn how to make sugar cookies from scratch that you...


How to Make a Cookie Bouquet

Ever wonder how those stunning edible arrangements are made? This handy guide will walk you through how to make a...

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Our Best Sugar Cookie Recipes

You want the best sugar cookie recipe when it comes time to bake up a treat and we've rounded up...


Summertime Fun Cookies

2 reviews

Use this basic sugar cookie recipe to make the perfect poolside treat. Kids (and adults) won't be able to get...

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7 Secrets to Baking Soft and Chewy Sugar Cookies

When it comes to cookies, texture is key. Follow along as we teach you how to bake sugar cookies to...


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Air-Fryer Lemon Slice Sugar Cookies

Here's a refreshing variation of my grandmother's sugar cookie recipe. Lemon pudding mix and icing add a subtle tartness that...


Mom’s Lemon Sugar Cookies

4 reviews

These tender, soft sugar cookies have just a hint of lemon. If you like more lemon flavor, go ahead and...


Salted Caramel Cookie Cups

5 reviews

When I brought these salty sweet cookies to a potluck, I overheard people talking about how wonderful they were. I'm...

Lemon Slice Sugar Cookies

1 review

These lemon slice cookies are a refreshing variation of my grandmother's sugar cookies. Lemon pudding mix and icing add a...


Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

25 reviews

I make these cookies for my family and our neighbors every Valentine’s Day. The heart-shaped treats stay soft for at...


Brown Sugar Icebox Cookies

8 reviews

My daughters and I have been fairly successful competitors at county fairs and baking contests for years. This is one...


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Sugar Cookies

155 reviews

This sugar cookie dates back to a Swedish woman born in 1877! Her daughter, Esther Davis, shared the recipe with...


Easter Sugar Cookies

1 review

Cream cheese contributes to the rich taste of these melt-in-your-mouth Easter sugar cookies. They have such nice flavor, you can...

Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies

4 reviews

These cakelike goodies are wonderful with a cold glass of milk. You can also use this recipe as a base...


Raspberry Cream Sugar Cookies

We make sugar cookies and fill them with a tangy raspberry cream cheese. They taste best after they've been refrigerated...


Orange Sugar Cookies

2 reviews

I make these citrusy cookies for parties and special occasions, and we always get to eat the ones that don't...


Frosted Cutout Sugar Cookies

1 review

“As a girl, I helped Mom make these crunchy cutout cookies. Iced and sprinkled with colored sugar, they're the best!”...


Sand Dollar Cookies

1 review

Before the military relocated our family, my children had never lived near the ocean. I came up with this special...


Pumpkin-Spice Sugar Cookies

2 reviews

I've been making these quick and easy cookies for over 20 years. They're the first to go at our annual...


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Christmas Sugar Cookies

6 reviews

This is my all-time favorite Christmas sugar cookie recipe. The addition of sour cream makes them extra moist. To dress...


Classic Sugar Cookies

7 reviews

Use cookie cutters to cut seasonal shapes from a few cups of Gloria's dough. Prepared frosting and colored sugar make...


Tender Italian Sugar Cookies

32 reviews

These traditional Italian cookies are moist and tender. —Weda Mosellie, Phillipsburg, New Jersey

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Anise Sugar Cookies

11 reviews

As much as I love giving away my baking, a few goodies—like these anise sugar cookies—are keepers. The light anise...


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Scrumptious Sugar Cookies

My husband developed this crisp sugar cookie when he was a baker in Alaska. It's traveled with us to many...


Cranberry Pecan Cookies

16 reviews

These are so tasty and simple to prepare! Each delightful little cookie is loaded with cranberries, nuts and vanilla, giving...


Nice ‘n’ Soft Sugar Cookies

31 reviews

My family’s all-time favorite Christmas cookie has had a million shapes over the years. Little ones have fun making their...


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Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

21 reviews

My mom always had these cookies on hand. They're so good with a cup of hot chocolate, coffee or milk....


Sugar Cookie Slices

5 reviews

I was fortunate to inherit this recipe from my husband's great-aunt. They slice nicely and are easier to make than...