Sugar Cookie Recipes

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Sandbakkelse (Sand Tarts)

3 reviews

Translated from Norwegian, the name of these cookies is "'sand tarts." They're most attractive if baked in authentic sandbakkelse molds,...

Cutout Sugar Cookies

5 reviews

Cutting fun shapes from sweet dough and decorating the cookies with icing and candies is a Christmas-time tradition many families,...

Lemon Sugar Cookies

19 reviews

These are my favorite sugar cookies. The lemon adds a unique flavor. They sure are good with coffee when company...

Maple Sugar Cookies

4 reviews

This recipe is requested by friends and family every time I'm asked to bring cookies for an event. Folks enjoy...

Daria’s Best-Ever Sugar Cookies

9 reviews

After years of searching for the best sugar cookie recipe, believe me, this is it! Almond paste gives a hint...

Deluxe Sugar Cookies

13 reviews

Christmas cutouts signal the holiday season. For variety, sprinkle half of the cookies with colored sugar before baking and frost...

Grandma’s Sugar Cookies

6 reviews

We bake these cookies for holidays and other special occasions. The recipe is one of my great-grandmother's that I received...

Santa Sugar Cookies

4 reviews

Ho ho ho! St. Nick can drop in any time when you bake these cute-as-can-be treats formed with a heart-shaped...

Crispy Sugar Cookies

2 reviews

My son Josiah enjoys making treats. This recipe is great for kids because it has two manageable time blocks—mixing and...

Soft Sugar Cookie Puffs

6 reviews

My husband's Aunt Laurel always made these cake-like cookies with her own farm-fresh eggs, cream and butter. Now I prepare...

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...

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...

Crispy Butter Cookies

4 reviews

These cookies are easy to make and taste so good. They're very crisp and light, perfect with milk or coffee.

Holly Berry Cookies

2 reviews

What would Christmas be without overflowing tins of cookies? These festive filled cookies are the all time favorites of my...

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...

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...

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Sugar Cookie Slices

6 reviews

I was fortunate to inherit this recipe from my husband's great-aunt. They slice nicely and are easier to make than...

Favorite Sugar Cookies

27 reviews

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

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Easy Soft Sugar Cookies

3 reviews

I was born in Africa and grew up enjoying cardamom. Through the years, I've experimented with this herb in a...

Sugar Cookie Cutouts

5 reviews

I must have over 100 different cookie cutters and have had fun putting them to use with this recipe over...

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Pudding Sugar Cookies

10 reviews

Sharon Reed of Catlin, Illinois says, "This recipe, which was passed on by a friend, has become a year-round favorite...

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Buttery Sugar Cookies

5 reviews

It's a good thing this recipe makes a big batch because no one can stop eating just one! These crisp...

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Drop Sugar Cookies

7 reviews

From Coos Bay, Oregon, Shirley Brazel shares a recipe she's been relying on for more than 25 years. The cookies...

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Icebox Sugar Cookies

2 reviews

Louise Worsham of Kalamazoo, Michigan has been making light, buttery and easily portable Icebox Sugar Cookies since she was a...

Frosted Butter Cutout Cookies

3 reviews

I have fond memories of baking and frosting these cutout cookies with my mom. Now I carry on the tradition...

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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....

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Crisp Sugar Cookies

22 reviews

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

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...

Salted Caramel Cookie Cups

5 reviews

When I brought these salty sweet cookies to a potluck, I overheard people talking about how wonderful they were. I'm...