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...


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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...


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...


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...

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...


Candy Cane Blossom Cookies

19 reviews

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


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,...


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Crisp Sugar Cookies

21 reviews

My grandmother always had sugar cookies in her pantry, and we grandchildren would empty that big jar quickly because they...


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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Sugar Cookies

156 reviews

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


Almond Sugar Cookies

20 reviews

It's a tradition in our house to start baking Christmas cookies early in the season so we can try some...


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...


Thick Sugar Cookies

9 reviews

This thick and cakelike sugar cookie is similar to those sold at bakeries. My children often request these for their...

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Lemon Oatmeal Cookies

25 reviews

This is an especially fun recipe to make with kids because they can roll the dough into balls and flatten...


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Amish Sugar Cookies

296 reviews

These easy-to-make, old-fashioned Amish sugar cookies simply melt in your mouth! I've passed this recipe around to many friends. After...


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...


Mom’s Lemon Sugar Cookies

6 reviews

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


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...


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...