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.

Add Filter

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 to the frosting to coordinate with the current holiday. —Coleen Walter, Bancroft, Michigan

Candy Cane Blossom Cookies

19 reviews

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


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...


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...


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...

Nice ‘n’ Soft Sugar Cookies

33 reviews

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


Tout icon

Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

22 reviews

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


Tout icon

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...


Tout icon

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...


Tout icon

Sugar Cookies

156 reviews

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


Tout icon

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...


Cranberry Pecan Cookies

17 reviews

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


Fall Sugar Cookies

4 reviews

Rich buttery cookies like these never last long at a party or potluck. I got this recipe from a friend...

Lemon Pudding Cookies

3 reviews

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


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...


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...


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...


Valentine Sugar Cookies

"The almond flavor makes these delicious sugar cookies quite unique," says Renee Schwebach, Dumont, Minnesota.


Pastel Tea Cookies

1 review

These glazed sugar cookies are perfect for nibbling between sips at a tea party, graduation or shower. —Lori Henry, Elkhart,...


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!”...


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...

Best-Ever Sugar Cookies

23 reviews

What makes these cookies the best ever? A delicious cream cheese dough flavored with vanilla, almond and a hint of...


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...


Tout icon

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...


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...


Cutout Christmas Cookies

3 reviews

These old-fashioned Christmas cookies have been a holiday tradition in my family for many years. It was a joy...


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...