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

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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

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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...


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...


Walnut Sugar Cookies

2 reviews

When we were growing up, my mother made sugar cookies dotted with ground walnuts as a special treat to welcome...


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...

Cardamom Sugar Cookies

2 reviews

The warm flavor of cardamom spices up these classic sugar cookies. They’re the ideal treat for your homemade goody basket....


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Grandma’s Favorite Sugar Cookies

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“Whenever company came to our house, my mother would bring out a batch of her sugar cookies,” says Ann DeHass,...


Snowman Christmas Cookies

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


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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...


Buttery Orange Sugar Cookies

8 reviews

My husband's grandmother made a variety of cookies every year for her grandkids at Christmastime. She would box them up...


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,...


Candy Cane Blossom Cookies

19 reviews

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


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...


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Holiday Sugar Cookies

2 reviews

I add a hint of lemon to these delightful Christmas sugar cookies. For make-ahead convenience, freeze the dough up to...

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Classic Candy Cane Butter Cookies

4 reviews

To make cookies that look like candy canes, we color half the dough in classic red and twist away. They're...


Surefire Sugar Cookies

3 reviews

You can invite kids to help make these easy treats. Sometimes I melt white coating instead of chocolate chips because...


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...


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...


Angel Sugar Crisps

25 reviews

Whenever I've taken this sugar crisp recipe to church coffees, I've had women come into the kitchen and request the...