You really just can’t go wrong with sugar cookies. Many people run to chocolate, caramel or fruit when they want to make a dessert, but sugar cookies are classic…timeless. You can make cut out sugar cookies, drop sugar cookies, crispy sugar cookies, or soft, chewy sugar cookies. Cookies with sprinkles or colored sugar…cookies with buttercream frosting. Cookies for lunchboxes or dressed up for Mother’s Day. There is no end to the possibilities!
Sugar cookie recipes are plentiful, but we’ve gathered together our best recipes so that you’ll have everything you need when the sweet tooth comes calling.
Cut Out Sugar Cookies
Cut out sugar cookies are ideal for holidays and special occasions because you can make them just about any shape you’d like. It’s important to have a good pastry mat and rolling pin so that the dough rolls out easily.
Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies: These are one of our favorite sugar cookie recipes for cutting special shapes. Even after baking they hold their shape well. They stay soft and freeze well also.
Soft Sugar Cookies
I’m a sucker for soft cookies so it won’t surprise you that most of our sugar cookie recipes are soft and chewy.
Bakery Style Sugar Cookies: When I think bakery cookie, I think extra large and thick, with a sprinkling of sugar. With this recipe, we show you how to get your sugar cookies to look and taste like they are from a bakery.
Easy Sugar Cookies
Pillsbury Copycat Sugar Cookies: These are probably the easiest recipe we have for from-scratch, traditional sugar cookies. They mix up easily, stay soft and chewy, and get great reviews. You’ll find they taste similar to, but better than Pillsbury refrigerated cookies.
Refrigerator Sugar Cookies: If you like to buy sugar cookie dough in a tube at the store, why not make it at home? Whip up the dough, roll it into a log, then wrap the dough in plastic wrap. Refrigerate it for several weeks if you’d like, but once you know that dough is in your fridge you’ll have a hard time resisting pulling it out!
Flavored Sugar Cookie Recipes
Lemon Sugar Cookies: We took our basic sugar cookie recipe and turned it into a lemon cookie that will make your taste buds dance!
Just read and enjoyed your sugar cookie post. I’m very interested in the chai cookies and the European butter. My go-to sugar cookie recipe calls for confectioner’s sugar and a teaspoon of cream of tartar and is excellent for handling and texture and taste.