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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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 recipe. You'll enjoy this sugar cookie's secret ingredient—brown sugar! —Annabel Cox, Olivet, South Dakota

Jelly-Topped Sugar Cookies

4 reviews

On busy days, I appreciate this quick-to-make jelly-topped cookie. Top each sugar cookie with your favorite flavor of jam or...


Favorite Sugar Cookies

27 reviews

Making these sweet treats is a family tradition. I hope you love the recipe as much as we do!


Vanilla-Butter Sugar Cookies

37 reviews

These butter sugar cookies are one of my favorite cookies to bake for Christmas. The dough recipe is versatile, so...


Stacked Christmas Tree Cookies

2 reviews

Using prepared cookie dough gives you a nice head start to your own little forest of Christmas trees. Get the...

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...


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...


Frosted Brown Sugar Cookies

3 reviews

These old-fashioned, cake-like cookies are sweet and buttery. They pair equally well with a glass of cold milk or a...


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...


Valentine Sugar Cookies

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


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...


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...


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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Sugar Cookies

156 reviews

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


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...


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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...

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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...


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...


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...


Tender Italian Sugar Cookies

32 reviews

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


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...


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...