Sugar Cookie Recipes

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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 why it remains our very favorite cookie! —Arnita Schroeder, Hoagland, Indiana

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...


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...


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...

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...


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...


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

1 review

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


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...


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...


Anise Sugar Cookies

11 reviews

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

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...


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...


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...


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...


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,...


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...

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...


Vinegar Sugar Cookies

5 reviews

Mom gave me this recipe when I was married. It’s been in our family for generations. Young and old alike...


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...


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...


Favorite Sugar Cookies

27 reviews

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


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...