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Sugar Cookies

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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 at any time of year!

Sugar Cookie

Sugar Cookie

Sugar Cookies

Crispy vanilla cookies used for decorating with royal icing.

Serves 20

4.3 from 7 votes
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Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 152kcal


Sugar Cookies

  • 2 tbsp milk room temperature
  • 150 g unsalted butter softened
  • 200 g caster sugar
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 300 g all-purpose flour plain flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 50 g rainbow sprinkles optional


Sugar Cookies

  • Add milk, 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 a fan-forced oven to 180C / 355F (200C / 430F for no fan). Line a large baking tray with baking paper. Set aside.
  • 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 your desired cookie cutter shape. You want to work quickly so the dough doesn’t soften too much, especially if it’s a warm day. Use a spatula or offset spatula to gently loosen the cookies from underneath and transfer to the baking tray spacing about 5cm (2 inches) apart.
  • Bake the cookies for 10 minutes or until edges are lightly golden. Allow to cool before serving or decorating.


Storage - Cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to three days.
Nutrition - is an approximate and is based on per cookie
A note on measurements - this recipe is offered in weight measurements. This is in an effort to offer the most accurate way to get the best results. Cup measurements simply aren’t accurate enough for a recipe that needs precision and cup sizes differ depending on where you are in the world. To learn more about how to measure ingredients using digital kitchen scales, click here!


Serving: 20g
Calories : 152kcal
Carbonhydrates: 15g
Protein: 2g
Fat: 7g
Saturated Fat: 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g
Monounsaturated Fat : 2g
Trans Fat : 0.2g
Cholesterol: 24mg
Sodium: 69mg
Potassium : 38mg
Fiber: 0.4g
Sugar : 4g
Vitamin A: 202IU
Calcium: 11mg
Iron: 1mg
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