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Sugar Cookie

It’s really hard to find a good sugar cookie recipe that both tastes delicious but also just has that magical snap when you take a bite. My sugar cookie is both of those things and they’re perfect for decorating with royal icing.

Sugar Cookie

Sugar Cookies

Serves 20

4.5 from 4 votes
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Course: American, Desert
Cuisine: American



  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar caster
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbs milk



  • Add cream, butter and sugar to a large bowl. Use an electric hand mixer to whip until light and fluffy. Add egg and mix until well combined.
  • Sift in the flour and salt and use a spatula to mix together until a dough forms. Split the dough into two portion and wrap in plastic. Chill for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 180°C/ 356°F.
  • Place a large piece of baking paper on your workbench. Add one half of the dough to it. Place another large piece of baking paper on top and use a rolling pin to roll out to ½ cm (.2 inches). Cut out cookies using desired cookie cutter shape. Place on a baking tray lined with baking paper about 5cm (2 inches) apart.
  • Bake the cookies for 10 minutes or until edges are lightly golden. Allow to cool before serving or decorating.
  • These cookies can be kept in an airtight container for up to 7 days. Decorated or not decorated.


Cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to 4 days.


Serving: 20g
Calories : 128kcal
Carbonhydrates: 10g
Protein: 1g
Fat: 9g
Saturated Fat: 6g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat : 0.1g
Trans Fat : 0.1g
Cholesterol: 25mg
Sodium: 60mg
Potassium : 18mg
Fiber: 1g
Sugar : 1g
Vitamin A: 284IU
Vitamin C: 0.1mg
Calcium: 6mg
Iron: 1mg
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