Sugar Cookie Recipes

No cookie jar is complete without these easy sugar cookie recipes. Upgrade an old recipe or learn a new favorite with our how-to guides, tips and tricks.

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Brown Sugar Cookies

Brown sugar is an amazing ingredient to use in baking: its notes of molasses and caramel add complexity without being overwhelming. When paired with browned butter in this chewy (and delicious!) cookie recipe, brown sugar's butterscotch richness becomes the star of the show. —Kim Shupe, Lake City, Michigan

Chocolate Chip Sugar Cookies

These were my family's favorite cookies when I was growing up. We requested them so much that my mom taught...


3-Ingredient Sugar Cookies

1 review

Customize this easy recipe by adding vanilla or almond extract. You could even mix in sprinkles or miniature chocolate chips....


We Tried the Dolly Parton Sugar Cookie Kit—Here’s What We Thought

Just in time for the holidays, we tested the new Dolly Parton sugar cookie mix from Duncan Hines.


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...

Peppermint Sugar Cookies

These peppermint sugar cookies take my taste buds right to winter. Their crisp, distinct taste reminds me of the peppermint...


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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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37 Cutout Cookies to Make All Year Long

Think those cookie cutters are just for Christmas? Think again! You can make cut-out cookies all year with these tasty...


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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...


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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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Sugar Cookie Tips for the Best-Ever Treats

Looking to make your best batch yet? These sugar cookie tips ensure you get soft, chewy cookies with every bake.


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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...


Apple Cutout Sugar Cookies

4 reviews

Not only are these pretty cookies fun to serve, but they bake up delicate and flaky and taste wonderful. Even...


Snowman Christmas Cookies

1 review

Get the kids in on the action when you make these cheesecakey cookies—just roll away. The snowmen look adorable on...


Frosted Anise Sugar Cookies

5 reviews

These soft, cake-like cookies have a pleasant anise flavor that's distinct but not overpowering. I add red and green sprinkles...

Mom’s Soft Sugar Cookies

6 reviews

This delicious sugar cookie recipe has been passed down in our family for 75 years. Try it and you'll see...


Molasses Sugar Cookies

14 reviews

There's nothing really fancy about these cookies, but they're my husband's all-time favorite. He enjoys their chewy, comforting flavor and...


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...


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...


Santa Claus Sugar Cookies

2 reviews

I've used this recipe for almost 40 years and love it because it's a little different than most. My mom...


Nutmeg Sugar Cookies

1 review

The holidays are my favorite time of year because I love to bake. These are one of my favorite cookies—they...


Soft Buttermilk Sugar Cookies

11 reviews

Gatherings are very important to my family, so we have lots of recipes that are favorites. My grandma introduced these...


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Palmiers

7 reviews

It takes just two ingredients to make these impressive but easy-to-do French pastries, which are often called palm leaves. —Taste...


Easter Sugar Cookies

3 reviews

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

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Tender Italian Sugar Cookies

32 reviews

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


Anise Sugar Cookies

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


Giant Lemon Sugar Cookies

33 reviews

These wonderfully chewy cookies have a light lemon flavor from both the juice and zest. The sanding sugar on top...


Cinnamon Sugar Crackle Cookies

12 reviews

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


Soft Sugar Cookies

23 reviews

These soft cookies are always a hit, so I often stir up a big batch. I usually add food coloring...


Candy Cane Blossom Cookies

19 reviews

We like to stir different flavored candy canes into the dough for fun variety. —Joan Cossette, Colbert, Washington