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Sugar Cookies

by Nick Makrides
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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.

Sugar Cookie

Sugar Cookie

Sugar Cookies

Crispy vanilla cookies used for decorating with royal icing.

Serves 20

4.4 from 5 votes
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Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 128kcal



  • 1 cup (120 g) unsalted butter softened
  • 1 1/4 cups (230 g) granulated sugar caster
  • 1 (1) large egg
  • 1 tsp (1 tsp) vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (380 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp (1/2 tsp) salt
  • 2 tbs (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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