The Best Sugar Cookie Recipe

A really good sugar cookie is hard to come by, at least in this kitchen.

I would like to think it could be the recipe but more than likely the baker, which would be me.

I've tried a few in my search for the ultimate sugar dough recipe. 

After trying the store bought, pre-made and pre-packaged and after reading the mega list of ingredients and knowing my son and husband have adhd and less is more, I began to bake only fresh using the staples, the basic ingredients.

There's nothing like a good homemade cookie. Of course the ones at the store with the tinted, delicately, whipped icing and tasteful garnishments beat mine by far but it's still a really good taste. 

I've tried sugar cookie recipes multiple times. They were either too hard or crunchy (could lose a cap there), too tasteless, too flat and hence not worth my time.

But this recipe I found over two years ago a keeper and it's not mine.

 It's simple and probably been seen many places but I thought I would share just in case anyone was like me two years ago and hunting for that perfect recipe.

I mainly make sugar cookies during Christmas but Valentine's day just beckons heart cut outs and sprinkles and icing and my boys and husband love them.

It calls for:

1 1/2 cups butter, softened
2 cups white sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

The 5 cups of flour and other ingredients are a little much for me to blend. No, I do not have one of those two hundred dollar mixers (that I desperately want) so I mix all by hand and it takes awhile a long while, especially when two faces are edged close to my elbows eagerly waiting to move on.

This recipe is one to add to the books. 

Below is the original link where I printed my recipe from and you can use it to print from it as well.

Happy Baking!


  1. Oh gosh, Bonnie. I think I gained 5 lbs just looking at the cookie pictures! They look delicious! :-)
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  2. Thank you, Gina. I will take a look at my email.

  3. Bonnie I can tell you are a great mom!
    Bless you sister!
    10 years have flown by!
    I remember the wedding...beautiful & fun it was!

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