I love to bake. You might have noticed that already. Especially since every recipe on my site is just baking.
And baking around Christmas time is the best baking!
Here is my all time favorite sugar cookie recipe.
I’ve had this recipe since my high school cooking class just like my pie recipe.
I’ll share my printable recipe with you below but here’s one tip:
Once the recipe is done, you’ll want to chill the dough in the fridge for at least one hour before rolling it out with your cookie cutter shapes. It will be much easier to roll out so it’s an important step not to miss!
The kids had a great time decorating these cookies. Sugar cookies are so fun to make with kids! They love cutting out different shapes and being creative with the decorating. It’s so important to just let them be a part of the fun.
And it’s the perfect treat to have on hand for when guests pop by or you need to bring something to a Christmas event.
Here’s my printable recipe.
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 1/2 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/2 cup flour for rolling out dough
Cream butter and sugar together until fluffy (at least a few minutes)
Beat in eggs
Mix together dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture
Cut dough in half, wrap in plastic wrap and chill in fridge for 1-2 hours (makes it easier to roll out after, one section at a time)
Roll and cut out on floured surface
Tip: Make sure counter and rolling pin are well floured, dough will be quite sticky. I use about a 1/2 cup flour total for rolling out dough
Cut into shapes
Place on baking sheets and bake for 8-10 min at 350 deg F
Take out when edges turn golden brown
Have fun baking!