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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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...

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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...

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...

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...

Crisp Lemon Sugar Cookies

14 reviews

I have had this recipe for about 40 years, and in that time I've made a few changes. These cookies...

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Sugar Cookies

17 reviews

Cream cheese helps create the rich, melt-in-your-mouth taste of these perfect cookies. Forget any other sugar cookie recipe-this is the...

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,...

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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...

Baby Shower Sugar Cookies

2 reviews

To celebrate the pitter-patter of tiny feet (or any occasion), crisp buttery sugar cookies like these are a hit, hands...

Brown Sugar Icebox Cookies

9 reviews

My daughters and I have been fairly successful competitors at county fairs and baking contests for years. This is one...

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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...

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.

Smooth Sailing Sugar Cookies

6 reviews

With a fresh breeze, my longtime-favorite sugar cookie recipe got under way on a new track. I cut out sailboats...

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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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7 reviews

It takes just two ingredients to make these impressive but easy-to-do French pastries, which are often called palm leaves. —Taste...

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.

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Sand Dollar Cookies

1 review

Before the military relocated our family, my children had never lived near the ocean. I came up with this special...

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...