Best Sugar Cookie Recipe and KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway {Closed}

This is the BEST sugar cookie recipe- no chilling the dough, cookies keep their shape when baked, soft and flavorful, perfect for decorating.

BEST Sugar Cookie Dough Perfect Edges Every Time inkatrinaskitchen.com from @katrinaskitchen
The baked cookie…Perfect edges every time!

I have kept this secret from you for MONTHS and it has been killing me! I am so honored and excited to be able to offer you THE KitchenAid 7-Quart Bowl-Lift Residential Stand Mixer! (THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED.  ENJOY MY FAVORITE SUGAR COOKIE RECIPE!) A few months ago I got this crazy idea to post a new cookie recipe every day on my blog leading up to Christmas, and to invite some of my best bloggy friends to join me for the virtual cookie party. Then I got an email from THE KitchenAid saying that yes they would like to participate and offer you a grand prize! It was a happy day in my house. I’m so glad you all enjoyed our virtual cookie party {I’ll Bring the Cookies}. We had a blast! Find the full round-up of cookies here.

I have so much more to say but let’s cookie-talk for a minute. Throughout the year I have received many emails asking about my sugar cookie recipe so I’m going to lay it all out for you here. I have been using this recipe for over 10 years and it has never failed me. The texture is medium-soft but you can bake them longer if you prefer a crisp cookie. This Basic Sugar Cookie Dough recipe is my absolute favorite and I have spent many years perfecting it.

Best Sugar Cookie Recipe

It comes together quickly.

It does NOT need to be chilled.

It can be doubled easily.

It holds its shape with very little expanding when baked.

The recipe I am giving you makes a large batch of dough because I like to bake a lot of cookies. Also I like to roll and cut my cookies fairly thick…to hold a lot of frosting. Incorporating the last cup of flour may make you nervous. It will be dry and look crumbly. Turn out the dough and work with wet hands until the dough is smooth and ready to roll.

BEST Sugar Cookie Dough Perfect Edges Every Time inkatrinaskitchen.com from @katrinaskitchen

PLEASE NOTE: This recipe has been edited to make a smaller batch than originally published to accommodate the size of stand mixer that most people own. 

Best Sugar Cookie Recipe

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Yield: 3 dozen cookies

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 6-8 minutes

Total Time: 38 minutes

Soft cut out sugar cookie recipe that keeps its shape and dough does not need to be chilled before baking- perfect edges every time!

Ingredients:

1 Cup butter, softened
1 Cup granulated white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 egg
2 teaspoons baking powder
3 cups all purpose flour

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. In the bowl of your mixer cream butter and sugar until smooth.
  3. Beat in extracts and egg.
  4. In a separate bowl combine baking powder with flour and add a little at a time to the wet ingredients. The dough will be very stiff. If it becomes too stiff for your mixer turn out the dough onto a countertop surface. Wet your hands and finish off kneading the dough by hand.
  5. DO NOT CHILL THE DOUGH. Divide into workable batches, roll out onto a floured surface and cut. You want these cookies to be on the thicker side (closer to 1/4 inch rather than 1/8).
  6. Bake at 350 for 6-8 minutes. Let cool on the cookie sheet until firm enough to transfer to a cooling rack.

Notes:

  • PLEASE NOTE: This recipe has been edited to make a smaller batch than originally published to accommodate the size of stand mixer that most people own. The original recipe was this exact recipe just doubled proportions.
  • If you must chill the dough just leave it on the countertop for 10 minutes before rolling or work the dough with your hands for a few minutes.
  • You can omit the almond extract if you do not have it available, however the taste is really fantastic with the hint of almond.
  • Keep in mind that the recipe yield will vary according to how thick you roll your cookies and how large or small your cutters are.

Original recipe and images © In Katrina's Kitchen 

Click here for my favorite buttercream frosting recipe (use all shortening if you would like it to crust, all butter for frosting that stays soft).

Click here for my Small Batch Royal Icing recipe (it dries hard, and is perfect for holding together gingerbread houses too!).

 

This giveaway is closed.

Congratulations to: Patricia #2026 “Thanks. I want to make Snickerdoodles.”

I was not compensated in any way for this giveaway and as always opinions expressed are 100% my own. Good luck!

- Katrina
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259 Responses to “Best Sugar Cookie Recipe and KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway {Closed}”

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    Virginia Mumford — December 29, 2011 at 12:31 am

    Would love to win a KitchenAid mixer =D I have always wanted one

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    mary fanara coleman — December 29, 2011 at 12:47 am

    Been trying to win one for so long. As I cannot afford one myself. Thanks for the chance.

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    Christine Allen — December 29, 2011 at 1:02 am

    Wow What a Giveaway!! Thank you!

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    Lisa — December 29, 2011 at 1:11 am

    I love KitchenAid

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    Kim D. — December 29, 2011 at 1:35 am

    Wow, great giveaway and thank you for the chance!

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    Mari — December 29, 2011 at 1:51 am

    A great new year present! I love kitchenaid and do need a new one.

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    Sharon — December 29, 2011 at 2:01 am

    Would love to win a kitchenaid.

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    Cathy — December 29, 2011 at 2:13 am

    This past Christmas, my room mate made 15lbs of mashed potatoes for our dinner party. This would have TOTALLY been useful! What a great giveaway :)

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    Mary Monaghan — December 29, 2011 at 2:20 am

    That is a great cookie recipe !!! Thank you. I can see how having that mixer would be helpful. ~ giggles!

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    Stephanie — December 29, 2011 at 2:21 am

    My sister in law would love this

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    Karen Lynch — December 29, 2011 at 2:24 am

    Would really like to win a stand mixer, have wanted one for a while now.

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    Janine L. — December 29, 2011 at 2:32 am

    Love sugar cookies and have always wanted one of these mixers. It'd be nice to try out that recipe myself with my new mixer. :)

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    Aidelis D. — December 29, 2011 at 3:18 am

    I would be the most loved mommy if I win this and start doing more baking for my boys!!!!!

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    @AidelisDuran — December 29, 2011 at 3:19 am

    I tweet about it!!!!

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    Bahesya — December 29, 2011 at 3:22 am

    Dang wanted to make sugar cookies for santa. O well I guess he will get them next yr. Good luck every1.

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    Colleen — December 29, 2011 at 3:37 am

    I can't wait to make these!

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    Stephanie — December 29, 2011 at 3:37 am

    Awesome giveaway!!!

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    Sandy L — December 29, 2011 at 3:41 am

    Thank you for sharing your cookie recipe. I can never make good sugar cookies! Maybe now, eh? TY so much for all of the recipes and inspiration this season! and Tired of Cookies? NEVER!

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    Maci — December 29, 2011 at 3:47 am

    This is awesome. Thank you for doing this!

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    Betty — December 29, 2011 at 4:18 am

    I'd love to win this!! Those cookies look great- I need a good sugar cookie recipe. :)
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    allison — December 29, 2011 at 4:21 am

    Oh wow the cookies look perfect! Thanks for the recipe and the chance to win that beautiful mixer!

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    Allison — December 29, 2011 at 4:23 am

    Oh wow the cookies look perfect! Thanks for the recipe and the chance to win that beautiful mixer!
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    emily williams — December 29, 2011 at 4:45 am

    Oh how I would love a K.A. mixer!

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    sharonjo — December 29, 2011 at 5:42 am

    Thank you for the chance to win that gorgeous KitchenAid Mixer. Someone is going to be very happy! And thank you also for sharing your sugar cookie recipe. I remember making sugar cookies with my great aunt when I was a kid. We didn't have a nice powerful mixer to do the work for us

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    Samantha — December 29, 2011 at 6:03 am

    What a great giveaway! And what a gorgeous mixer!!

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    Debra C — December 29, 2011 at 6:12 am

    I REALLY REALLY need a stand mixer!!!!

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    Michelle Duke — December 29, 2011 at 6:26 am

    How FABULOUS! I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win that amzing kitchen tool!!

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    adrian — December 29, 2011 at 6:35 am

    Your sugar cookie recipe is very close to mine and I have been doing mine by hand! How I would love to have a mixer that could do that and my bread…(gummed up the hand held).

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    Ginger — December 29, 2011 at 6:50 am

    Hope I win, so I can make wonderful cookies like you do Katrina. Ginger

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    Ann — December 29, 2011 at 7:48 am

    This is too awesome for words – Best of luck to everyone!

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    Jennifer G. — December 29, 2011 at 7:59 am

    I would love to win a kitchenaid mixer! And thank you for the cookie recipe. Sugar cookies are the bane of my existence. I can never get them to turn out right. I will give this recipe a shot.

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    Susie — December 29, 2011 at 9:54 am

    Going to have to try your recipe. COOL giveaway,
    Susie

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    Suzanne Turner — December 29, 2011 at 10:25 am

    I would love to win the Mixer! Such a great giveaway!

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    Audrie — December 29, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Thank you for organizing this! I made 2 of the cookies so far and they're family favorites now

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    Lori — December 29, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Broke my old mixer mixing royal icing. Would love a Kitchen Aid!

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    Jenny — December 29, 2011 at 11:39 am

    I would love this beautiful piece of kitchen equipment! :). Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!

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    Laura Liss-Tabor — December 29, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    I would feel very lucky/blessed to have a chance to win this mixer. I've been salivating over this mixer for a while now and would love to win it so I can make all kinds of wonderful meals with it. Thank you for sharing your cookie recipe it looks awesome!

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    Sandy — December 29, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    I would Love to win this mixer!

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    Angelene — December 29, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Seriously – what a great giveaway, thank you so much! (the cookies look and sound awesome, btw!) ;)

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    Karyn — December 29, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    love, love, love! The cookies and the mixer look great!
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    Debra Kuntzman — December 29, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    KitchenAid is the best! Can't wait to try your sugar cookie recipe. The cookies look fabulous!

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    Cristina — December 29, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Emily — December 29, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Perfect giveaway! For the new years I'm dying to try out some major recipes and this would definitely make it a lot easier! :)

    Emily Benziger

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    Jenn — December 29, 2011 at 4:47 pm

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    Katie — December 29, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    Pretty AND practical! :)

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    Jessie — December 29, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    Sugar cookies are my husband's favorite – yours are so pretty!

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    Christa — December 29, 2011 at 6:08 pm

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    Amanda A — December 29, 2011 at 6:39 pm

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    Christine Wooldridge — December 29, 2011 at 6:42 pm

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    Sheila K. — December 29, 2011 at 6:43 pm

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    Patricia — December 29, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    Thanks. I want to make Snickerdoodles.

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    Tricia — December 29, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Wonderful mixer….

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    Tammy — December 29, 2011 at 8:05 pm

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    Jenny — December 29, 2011 at 8:23 pm

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    Siobhan — December 29, 2011 at 8:26 pm

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    Theresa J — December 29, 2011 at 9:07 pm

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    Meghan — December 29, 2011 at 9:37 pm

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    Mona K. — December 30, 2011 at 1:27 am

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    pursuitofhippieness — December 30, 2011 at 1:27 am

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    Emily — December 30, 2011 at 2:56 am

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    Kiri W. — December 30, 2011 at 9:02 am

    Holy cow, that's a giveaway alright!
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    Jill L — December 30, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    My dream! Actually 2 dreams-my sugar cookies expanded again -looked awful so will be trying your recipe.

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    Lisa — December 30, 2011 at 1:06 pm

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    kathy — December 30, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    I'd love to win this mixer. I have to modify your recipe to be gluten free, but I'm always looking for fun edible things for my kids! Thanks!

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    sue — December 30, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    I cannot win, but I want one of those mixers so badly, my little kitchen aid is great, but to be able to make larger batches would be amazing.
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    Miranda Couse — December 30, 2011 at 2:48 pm

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    Jennie — December 30, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Bookmarking this recipe for next year!! Those cookies look really pretty!
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    Roxana GreenGirl — December 30, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    winning this would be a dream come true!
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    Lisa — December 30, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Awesome giveaway!

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    Erin D. — December 30, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    The recipe is neat! I really like the no chilling part about it and that it includes almond extract. I always think that sugar cookies need a little extract or lemon zest or something.

    That's a mighty pretty mixer! Thanks for giving us the chance to win it.

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    Kendra — December 30, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Would love to have this! Thanks for the opportunity!

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    Kelly — December 30, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    im so excited for this giveaway! i CANT WAIT!! I hope i win one. My house was broken into during the summer and it was stollen!! haven't been able to afford one since then!! FINGERS CROSSED!! =)

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    Maura van der Linden — December 30, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Wow – I'd love to win this bigger mixer.

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    Nichole Bennett — December 31, 2011 at 1:05 am

    We are just starting out and this would complete our kitchen appliances.

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    Gwen — December 31, 2011 at 2:35 am

    This is amazing! How generous. I've never won anything in my life, and while I doubt I will this time, thank you for the opportunity!

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    Kerri — December 31, 2011 at 3:12 am

    that mixer is by far one of the sexiest kitchen appliances i think i've ever seen… :)

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    Virginia Dunn — December 31, 2011 at 9:15 am

    I would love to have a bright red Kitchen Aid Mixer… Great way to start the new year and ya can't go wrong with Kitchen Aid for sure!!!

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    Christine — December 31, 2011 at 9:47 am

    Thanks for this amazing giveaway

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    Susan Stahley — December 31, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    I love sugar cookies and my son, nieces and nephews enjoy frosting them. Thanks for the recipe!

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    lury — December 31, 2011 at 2:40 pm

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    Carley — December 31, 2011 at 6:46 pm

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    Amanda — December 31, 2011 at 7:23 pm

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    Amanda Valenti — December 31, 2011 at 7:51 pm

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    Ashley Hatten — December 31, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Thank you for the chance to win!! Love this mixer!!

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    lAURA DASSANCE — December 31, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    WHAT A GREAT GIVEAWAY–THANKS!!!

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    Bria — January 1, 2012 at 1:11 am

    seriously awesome giveaway!

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    L.S. — January 1, 2012 at 1:50 am

    I want one of these soooooooooo bad!

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    chayacomfycook — January 1, 2012 at 1:51 am

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway. A really wonderful mixer.

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    Bhav — January 1, 2012 at 4:19 am

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    Schmidty — January 1, 2012 at 4:32 am

    Happy New Years!

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    Kelly@Cupcake Kellys — January 1, 2012 at 5:44 am

    I am definitely trying this recipe!
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    Baking_in_Heels — January 1, 2012 at 6:51 am

    Great giveaway! I'm dying for the larger mixer.

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    Lisa F. — January 1, 2012 at 7:11 am

    Wow! And you were able to keep THIS quiet. Woman, you have much, much more resolve than I do. This is absolutely gorgeous – drool worthy even! Thank you for even thinking of us and going out of your way to offer the KA 7 qt! Blessings!!

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    sophie s — January 1, 2012 at 7:44 am

    Would love to have one of these with all the baking we do.

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    vicki taylor — January 1, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    I thought I had the ultimate dough………now I'm going to have to try this! Happy New Year to you!

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    Angela — January 1, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    What a great giveaway! Love to bake cookies – plain sugar are the best.

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    nic010205 — January 1, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    I would love this in my kitchen!
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    Diane — January 1, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    These look good and it does look easy. I avoid most sugar cookie doughs because I don't want to chill it. I'll definitely be trying these out with my kids. I think they'll love it.

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    Laura P — January 1, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Awesome blog, cookies and what an amazing mixer.

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    @SweetTwist_Meg — January 1, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    This would be a great way to start the new year. Glad I found your blog through this giveaway. Following you on twitter now.
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    Jen Tink — January 1, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    I NEED a new mixer. Mine has completely had it.

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    Whitnie Keller — January 2, 2012 at 1:23 am

    I would really love to win this! It would match my dream kitchen! (:

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    Amanda K — January 2, 2012 at 2:02 am

    so exciting!

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    Lizz — January 2, 2012 at 2:18 am

    I have major mixer envy!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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    Andrea in Vermont — January 2, 2012 at 3:25 am

    Great recipe, and great giveaway! I'm a winner already, can't wait to make some cookies :-) Thanks for the chance!

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    @briannelynn26 — January 2, 2012 at 4:31 am

    Thank you for the chance to win!

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    Tamara — January 2, 2012 at 7:57 am

    This cookie recipe is fantastic and work great for all the last minute baking I did! I bet it would be even better with a 7 quart mixer :)

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    Liz — January 2, 2012 at 8:19 am

    Great Giveaway!

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    Maggie S. — January 2, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    I would love to replace my tiny garage sale kitchen aid with a shiny new one. I could pass mine on to a sweet newlywed I know.
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    Maggie S. — January 2, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    oops…forgot to say, "stopping by from SITS…" So…"stopping by from SITS"
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    kita — January 2, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    I need to practice my sugar cookie loving. I made some this year and it wasn't nearly as difficult as I thought. Now I just have to get better. :)

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    Michel marquez — January 2, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    I really Love This giveaway… Hope I Will be the Lucy One!

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    kery — January 2, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    DESPERATELY SEEKING KITCHENAID!!!!!!! Would love to use one for cookies with my little ones who love your blog and pics. we use it for recipes frequently =)

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    Melissa — January 2, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Got 9 hungry ones in this household who love cookies! And my mixer has been broken for some time now! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Nancy — January 2, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    I would love to win this to give away as a birthday gift!! I hope you have a great new years!!

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    danielle — January 2, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    I would LOVE to win this mixer! I am in need of a new mixer very badly! :) Mine is a regular hand mixer and I'm down to using just one of the two beaters- needless to say that doesn't work too well. :) THanks for the chance!!!! :)

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    Stephanie Woodside — January 2, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    This would make a great gift for my mom!

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    @MadElis_mom — January 2, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Oh wow, this would be an amazing win!!! My hand mixer broke during the holidays and I have been wanting to upgrade to a Kitchen Aid for years!!! I think it is fate;-)

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    Juli — January 2, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Winning a KitchenAid may NEVER get me out of the kitchen…. just sayin' ;)

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    Tracy Padilla — January 2, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    I would love to start my New Year off with the FANTASTIC kitchen appliance. Thanks for the chance to win. Happy New Year.

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    Anne — January 2, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    I would love to win this Kitchen Aid Mixer! Thanks for the chance!

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    Jill — January 2, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    What a great giveaway!

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    Jesús marquez — January 2, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    My wife always follów you
    It Will be a nice and perfect gift

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    Nancy — January 2, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Beautiful machine.

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    @french1027 — January 2, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Great way to start off the New Year!! Thanks Katrina

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    Virginia Mumford — January 2, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    still hoping I win!!! could really use this KitchenAid mixer
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    Rick — January 3, 2012 at 12:55 am

    Lovely mixer.

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    shirleyD — January 3, 2012 at 1:20 am

    I would love to make those sugar cookies in that mixer! thanks for the opportunity!

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    Leslie — January 3, 2012 at 2:09 am

    7 qt KitchenAid Stand Mixer…let me think about that… YES PLEASE!

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    Michelle — January 3, 2012 at 2:11 am

    Wow – these cookies look perfect and I can't believe they don't have to be chilled, that is why I never want to make sugar cookies!

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    Laurie king — January 3, 2012 at 2:17 am

    Would so love to win the mixer. I am currently without one and did my cookie swap cookies by hand. Btw I also love youyour blog.

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    debra — January 3, 2012 at 2:23 am

    I would love to win this beauty of a mixer ! I love Kitchenaid !

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    jennifer krause — January 3, 2012 at 2:25 am

    I would so so so love to win this bad boy!!!!

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    Heather Schumacher — January 3, 2012 at 2:36 am

    I want to win SO BAD!!!

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    Marcie! — January 3, 2012 at 2:40 am

    Woohoo! I can't decide if I'm more excited to have a chance to win a kitchen aid or have access to the wonderful sugar cookie recipe!!! (This is the one of those delicious ABC cookies you made for the alphabet party, right?!) I have made my sister haul her kitchen aid to my house when we make cookies here while the girls nap!!! :D

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    Naz — January 3, 2012 at 3:12 am

    Thank you for the chance to win this beauty ! Keeping my fingers crossed! Happy new year!

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    jonnikae — January 3, 2012 at 3:20 am

    Love your blog!! Especially the cookie monster cookies. Which my girls loved!! Thanks for posting so many great recipes. And a big thanks for giving us a chance to win that beautiful red mixer!! Happy New Year.

    Jonni Hecker

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    Wesley Couse — January 3, 2012 at 3:41 am

    I would love to win this mixer for my wife!

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    Becca — January 3, 2012 at 3:45 am

    That's a gorgeous little machine!

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    Donna @ TSRI — January 3, 2012 at 3:51 am

    Fabulous giveaway. I am so excited to enter and will me even more excited if I win. I am in desperate need of a new stand mixer!!!
    My recent post Banana Orange Smoothie

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    Joy Clapsadle — January 3, 2012 at 4:54 am

    I would love to win this cameo!!

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    @JulieSweetCakes — January 4, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    would this be a good recipe for making cookies on a stick??
    My recent post Christmas Menu

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    Terri — December 12, 2012 at 2:35 am

    Hi, how many cookies approximately does your sweet recipe make? Thank you.

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    KatrinasKitchen — December 12, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Hi Terri- I hesitate to put a yield on this recipe because cookie cutters vary so much in size. My cutters are medium to large and I get about 2-3 dozen.

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    KatrinasKitchen — December 12, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Yes- sorry I am just now seeing this. I don't know how you got stuck in my spam folder?!

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    Priscilla — December 19, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    can I use freshly ground flour (I have a Nutrimill that I put grain through), if so what would I need to add to make it all purpose flour?

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    KatrinasKitchen — December 20, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    I'm sorry Priscilla I don't know the answer. I've only ever used store-bought flour, and I've only tested this recipe with all-purpose flour. Good luck! Thanks for stopping by!

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    blanche — December 26, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    would be nice to hav one mine is on its last mix …….makes a badddd noise .

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    Lisa — May 18, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Fantastic recipe! I love the fact that it doesn’t need to be refrigerated, as usually the kids want to cut out cookies immediately after the dough’s made. I added a little cocoa powder as my youngest wanted chocolate biscuits and they turned out great! Thanks!

    • Katrina Bahl — May 21st, 2013 @ 9:35 am

      I am famous for deciding to make cookies at 10:00pm so I’m glad I have a recipe that doesn’t need to be chilled too! :) So glad your family enjoyed it!

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    I definitely need to try making these cookies sometime, because they sound like a miracle! No chilling and no spreading?! That is PERFECT. And I like your style w/ thick cookie for lots of frosting. :)

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    Nalini — November 12, 2013 at 7:10 am

    Did you used brown sugar or white sugar?

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    Dolores — November 12, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    Hi! Sugar Cookie recipe looks great…just wondering if the sugar is regular sugar? or confectioner’s? Thanks! I look forward to trying it out this holiday season. :)

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    Novella Byrd — November 13, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    I’m lusting after the mixer too! :)

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    Heidi Caldwell — November 15, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    The cookie recipe is delicious, however, they crumble VERY easily. :( We made them for our 3 & 5 year old boys to decorate tonight and it didn’t work very well. Tastes yummy though!

    • Katrina Bahl — November 29th, 2013 @ 5:10 pm

      Thanks for writing, Heidi. I’m sorry that they were a bit crumbly for your liking. These cookies are very soft and so they do break easily. I like to make a pretty thick cookie so that way it can hold up to the weight of the icing. Thanks again!

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    Jennie — November 25, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    I just made these a few minutes ago!! They are so yummy and super easy to make!

    • Katrina Bahl — November 29th, 2013 @ 5:08 pm

      I’m so happy you love them as much as we do, Jennie! Thanks for letting me know!

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    Christina — November 29, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Hi there! I’m going to be making these cookies this afternoon, and was wondering if you could please share your icing recipe for them?

    Thanks!

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    Nisha — November 29, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    Could you pls share the eggless version of this recipe too????
    Thanks a ton…..

    • Katrina Bahl — November 30th, 2013 @ 10:19 am

      Hi Nisha, thank you for writing. I have never tried an eggless version of this recipe. I hope you find a recipe that works for you!

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    Traci Pribyl — November 30, 2013 at 3:07 am

    Woo Hooo Would love to have that Kitchen Aid Mixer. The color is perfect too

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    Jamie — November 30, 2013 at 5:12 am

    I found your recipe on Pinterest and am making this today! You mentioned that the baked cookies would freeze well. Does the dough freeze well too?

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    Laura — November 30, 2013 at 7:25 am

    Hi, amazing recipe!
    just one question, since I am from Belgium I was wondering if you put the degrees in celcius or in farenheit?

    • Katrina Bahl — November 30th, 2013 @ 10:22 am

      Sorry that was not clear in the original recipe Laura. My recipes are in Fahrenheit. Thank you for writing!

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    ELAINE — November 30, 2013 at 9:35 am

    WOULD LOVE TO WIN THE MIXER OF MY DREAMS!!! THANKS FOR ALL OF THE GREAT RECIPES!!!OX

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    Beth Griffith — November 30, 2013 at 10:23 am

    My mixer is probably 25 years old and on its last limb. I’m going to attempt to make your sugar cookies with it today, without the mixer dying

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    Colleen Marushak — December 1, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    I would so love to have this mixer! I have a very large family (5 kids just to start) and the capacity would make life so much easier!! Especially when holiday cooking and cookie making starts!! Your cookie recipe will certainly be being tried at my house this year as well!

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    Paige Henderson — December 1, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    These look amazing! AND SO EASY! Can’t wait to try them!! light blue snowflakes…. beautiful!

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    Megan — December 1, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    Will these work with rolled/spiral slice cookies? I have a recipe idea to make swirly, sprinkles encrusted cookies that you roll into a tube and then slice and am looking for a good, firm dough to die and roll without spreading out as it bakes. Thanks!

    • Katrina Bahl — December 8th, 2013 @ 9:34 am

      I have never tried using this dough with the spiral cookies but there are a lot of tutorials out there for that particular cookie. Let me know if you try it.

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    SiskiyouSue — December 1, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Wow, wouldn’t I love to have this! Besides cookies, my husband and I make Lefse (a Norwegian flat bread) at Christmas time every year. It starts with 10 pounds of potatoes, which pushes my current mixer pretty hard, even though it is a Kitchenaid, the littlest model. It is just great!

    Thanks for the cookie recipe, sounds delicious. I like mine thick also…

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — December 1, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    These cookies are brilliant. I will be giving these a try for sure. Pinned.

    • Katrina Bahl — December 8th, 2013 @ 9:34 am

      Thanks for pinning, Jennie!

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    Midori — December 2, 2013 at 12:37 am

    Fantastic recipe!! Thanks for sharing <3

    • Katrina Bahl — December 8th, 2013 @ 9:35 am

      Thank you! I’m glad you like it.

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    Milena — December 3, 2013 at 7:23 am

    hello,

    i would like to know if i can make houses (like gingerbread houses) with this dough?

    thank you.

    • Katrina Bahl — December 8th, 2013 @ 9:36 am

      This produced a pretty soft and chewy cookie so I don’t think it would be best for cookie houses. Perhaps if you baked them for 10 minutes+ they could get firm enough but they would brown considerably.

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    Nancy Prins — December 5, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    I would be so excited to win this mixer. I have a problem with not being able to mix large batches of bread with my stand mixer because the bowl is too small. I would be in my kitchen all day baking if I won this mixer.

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    Ev — December 6, 2013 at 1:00 am

    I often look at these and think what a blessing it would be to have something that would mix for me. Not my little hand mixer that works but not that well. My arms are usually too pooped to participate so I no longer bake much. I used to love to bake and cook but then I got sick. When I saw what this baby can do at one time I nearly fell over. For me that would take forever. In fact, I give up after reading the recipe. :) This would be an awesome mixer to have. I would love to be able to enjoy baking again.

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    Dorothy Stankavage — December 6, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    I had a 6 quart Kitchen Aid, but stripped a gear after 10 + years of hard use. A new one would be wonderful!

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    Tiffany — December 6, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    I was wondering if you had any advice on how to make them not crumble? I can’t get the dough to stick together much less roll it out. Please help… Thanks.

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    Tiffany — December 6, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    Never mind, I found my mistake.

    • Katrina Bahl — December 8th, 2013 @ 9:36 am

      Did you wet your hands to work in the last bit? :) That is the best thing I know to do :)

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    Silvia — December 7, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    Made these tonight – easy recipe…a bit tricky to handle the shapes and only slight…i m talking tiny bit of spreading. Taste is good!!

    • Katrina Bahl — December 8th, 2013 @ 9:37 am

      Thank you Silvia. That is my favorite part about this recipe- that it doesn’t spread.

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    Sue — December 8, 2013 at 6:00 am

    thank you for the opportunity to try and win a kitchen aide. anyone know the date of the drawing

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    Sue — December 8, 2013 at 6:11 am

    These cookie look so good and just love the cookie monster cookies.

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    Moira — December 10, 2013 at 10:49 am

    Best sugar cookies ever!! I made them this morning and they turned out great, I love that you don’t have to chill them and they rolled out like a dream. Thank you so much for sharing!

    • Katrina Bahl — December 10th, 2013 @ 7:39 pm

      I’m so happy that you love our family recipe as much as we do!

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    Kayla — December 11, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Delicious and soft! The cookies cut cleanly even with plastic cookie cutters. Thank you for sharing! This will now be my go-to sugar cookie recipe.

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    Susan — December 12, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    I could really use one. I have a really hard time mixing stuff with my back problems and this would make it a lot easier. Thanks you

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    vera — December 13, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Hi, cant wait to try this recipe,. We dont have cup measures here in the UK, can you post in grams please? Lovely mixer too :))

    • Katrina Bahl — December 13th, 2013 @ 7:17 pm

      Hi Vera- Thank you! I don’t post my recipes in grams. There are many cups-to-grams conversion tables and websites listed online. With a quick Google search you can find something that works for you. Thanks again!

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    sapphires — December 13, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    I would like to pin/share this recipe on Pinterest, but don’t want to post it with an expired contest and people have to wade thru all that just to get to the recipe. Is the recipe itself posted separately on your site, without the contest information? I looked, can’t seem to find it. Thanks.

    • Katrina Bahl — December 13th, 2013 @ 7:14 pm

      This is where the recipe is located. I have removed the giveaway widget and it clearly states that the giveaway is closed and a winner is announced. I hope you enjoy the recipe!

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    Ollie546 — December 14, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Tried these cookies today and the dough never stiffened up…trying to put them in the fridge to see if that helps…I know you said not to but the dough is still really wet

    • Katrina Bahl — December 18th, 2013 @ 9:14 am

      I hope things worked out for you. There isn’t a problem putting the dough in to chill, it just isn’t a necessary step. I’m sorry to hear that you had trouble. Perhaps a bit more flour would do the trick next time?

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    Debi Attaway — December 15, 2013 at 7:28 am

    God bless you for this recipe. It is very similar to one my fav Auntie gave me when I was a wee child. We made them together all the time. Over the years & through many moves, it got displaced. What a joy to find this. Thank you so much. I am looking forward to baking up a batch. Merry Christmas!

    • Katrina Bahl — December 18th, 2013 @ 9:12 am

      I am so happy! Merry Christmas to you too!

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    Eggm4 — December 15, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    Hope the cookies are better than the kitchen aid. NOT a user friendly machine must of been designed by someone who likes to look at machines but never uses it. Does not mix to the bottom, hard to add ingredients. Worse purchase I ever made!!!

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    cynthia — December 15, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    can i make this cookies with lemon flavor?

    • Katrina Bahl — December 18th, 2013 @ 9:10 am

      I have not tried them that way but I see no reason why not.

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    essen & l(i)eben — December 16, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    to make those cookies vegan you can easily change the butter for a vegan option and use some apple butter instead of the egg. I just made a third of your recipe and used 70 g of apple butter for it. thus, that would make 210 g for your whole batch.

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    michelle — December 16, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    can i use this recipe with cookies for my cookie stamp? or do you have a recipe that i can use with my cookie stamp.

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    Brittney Howard — December 16, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    I used 6 cups of flour, but it’s more like 8

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    Eileen — December 18, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    I have to compliment you on seriously the BEST sugar cookie recipe ever. They baked perfectly. I hate making sugar cookies because the crumble or cook uneven, but these were awesome! They came together fast, no waiting. I added 1 tablespoon to a half batch and it was perfect. Thank you for posting this.

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    Cindi — December 19, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Katrina, I have to tell you, I have been using a family sugar cookie recipe for (way too many) years and I happened upon this recipe a month or two ago. Always had to chill the dough overnight and it really cut into my baking schedule. I tried your recipe and let me just say, they really ARE the BEST sugar cookies ever! (Sorry mom, lol) I really appreciate that they do not need chilling, a real time saver. I’ve used different flavorings and each time they came out wonderful!!! Thank you so much, you have a new fan!!!

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    Susan — December 21, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    These are exactly what I was looking for. These taste exactly like the ones a bakery here would make many years ago. I glaze mine with a vanilla butter glaze and a chocolate glaze. Yummo! This is my new favorite cookie. :)

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    linda — December 21, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Just saw this recipe …. although would have loved to be in raffle (day late dollar short) I have owned my kitchen aid 15 yrs ( have 4 kids 2 Have dibs if I replace it ) I love it!!!!

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    Vanita — December 22, 2013 at 9:06 am

    Hi Katrina,
    I was so excited about this recipe: quick (no chilling) and perfect shapes! Unfortunately, it didn’t work out for me at all. I just tried it and my cookies spread out a lot. Maybe that’s due to differences in my German ingredients …

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    Julie — December 22, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    We tried this recipe and it was like sugar sand. Much too crumbly. We had to add two more eggs. Is it normal for the dough to be so dry?

    • Katrina Bahl — December 23rd, 2013 @ 7:02 am

      I’m sorry to hear that, Julie. I have never heard of anyone having to add more eggs to the recipe.

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    Julie — December 23, 2013 at 9:27 am

    I wonder what I did wrong. I did try to combine the remaining flour at the end with my hands, and I did make sure to wet them. :/ I will try again and hopefully I just messed something up. The added eggs only made the cookies really puff out, which wasn’t so bad, actually. But your cookies looked so perfect, I’d like to at least try to get it right, lol.

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    Christy — December 23, 2013 at 10:20 am

    Do you use unsalted or sweet cream butter?

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    Lynn Walker — December 24, 2013 at 12:19 am

    made this recipe tonight & it was the BEST! True to it’s recipe, soft cookie dough that rolls out so easy & cuts beautifully! It is a recipe that I will use many more times in the future! I must say that I was skeptic when you said “wet your hands and complete the kneading” but I see that was what kept it soft & pliable. Thank you for sharing & Merry Christmas!

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    Olga Hitchcock — December 24, 2013 at 12:54 am

    Have been looking for a Cookie recipe. Thank you for sharing. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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    Rebekah — December 25, 2013 at 1:47 am

    Hi there
    I have been making your cookies since I found them and have loved how they have turned out! The last time I made them was this past Saturday, and the ratios included 6 cups of flour, etc. I pulled the recipe up again tonight and noticed you had adjusted some of the ratios, but some, for instance the amount of butter, had remained the same. I’m nervous they won’t turn out as perfectly since the ratios seem to not add up. Is there anyway I could get back to the original recipe you had posted? I’m eager to have these for Christmas!! Thanks :)

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    Yaya Desena — December 26, 2013 at 12:04 am

    I gound your recipe just in time. These year I wanted to start my litle family traditions for my kids, like baking cookies together, the elf on the shelf, and other fun things.. I have baked before for them but not with the use of cutters. This is the first time. I have search all over for a recipe that will not give me much trouble and also one that I didnt have to chill over night or for two hours. Your recipe is simply great. I had not problem making the cookies and I didnt even have to wet my hands to mix the flour. Everything worked out perfectly and cookies were so delicious. Thanks for the great recipe, I will be back to your blog for more ideas. Merry Christmas to you and your family and once again thanks :)

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    Dolores — January 15, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    Tried your recipe this Christmas and LOVED the way they turned out. I have a tough time gauging baking time bc I am used to lightly browned everything lol, but I was able to see, taste, feel the difference when over baking. I also love the flavor w/ almond extract but wondering if other flavors would work? Thanks for sharing your Best Sugar Cookie recipe…it was the best I’ve tried so far! :)

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    Jessweets — January 29, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    Do you have a recipe if I wanted to make them as chocolate cutouts? Or maybe what I could substitute in this recipe to make them chocolate. Thanx

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    Heather — February 2, 2014 at 9:44 am

    This recipe is THE BEST and so delicious!! I now have 3 dozen footballs for tonight’s Super Bowl party! Here’s hoping that I can decorate them and do the recipe justice!

    • Katrina Bahl — February 9th, 2014 @ 6:14 pm

      That’s awesome! I hope you guys enjoyed the cookies… and the game!

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    Lupe — February 4, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    These cookies are the best ever, so easy to make and the dough doesn’t still when rolling out so no flour mess. Made a batch for desert while cooking dinner, they are that easy, Made early Valentines!

    • Katrina Bahl — February 9th, 2014 @ 6:12 pm

      So glad you enjoyed the recipe!

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    Bethany — February 11, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    I am so anxious to try these. My mom has been making the same sugar cookie recipe for as long as I can recall. Hers uses shortening and produces a very thin, light and crisp cookie, which is good if that’s what you’re going for. I am wanting to load these bad boys up with some yummy butter cream icing, and thin cookies won’t exactly cut it. Your recipe sounds perfect! My one question/concern, however, is the almond extract. My 3-year-old is allergic to nuts, soooo… would you suggest replacing the 1/2t almond with the same amount vanilla (for a total of 1.5t vanilla) OR just omit the almond altogether? Thanks so much in advance :)

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    samantha — February 13, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Can we make these without a mixer? I would love to try making them tonight so I can give them out on valentine’s day tomorrow!

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    Colleen — February 15, 2014 at 8:00 am

    These are the perfect sugar cookie! Didn’t lose shape at all. They didn’t look cooked enough after 8 minutes so I almost baked them longer but then decided to follow directions for once and they were perfect! People at work loved them.
    Ended up mixing the dough by hand after about half the flour was added as my mixer wasn’t cutting it. So perfect for rolling and cutting.

    • Katrina Bahl — February 21st, 2014 @ 11:16 am

      So glad you enjoyed the recipe- yes I agree that the cookie looks a tad underdone at 8 minutes, but truly they are soft and delicious if you pull them out. I just let them cool on the baking sheet for 2-3 minutes before removing them so they have time to set up a bit. Thanks again for writing, and for trying one of my favorite recipes!

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    Miranda — February 23, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Quick ? – do you use the paddle or dough hook on your kitchen aid mixer when mixing up this dough? Looking forward to making thesthis week! Thanks!

    • Katrina Bahl — February 24th, 2014 @ 11:11 am

      I use the paddle attachment. But sometimes it is helpful for the last bit of flour to turn it out of the bowl and mix with your hands until the dough is smooth.

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    Noemi Munoz — March 10, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    I want to know if i can decorate with fondant!

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    Anna — March 19, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    I was wondering how long can you freeze them..have a wedding in july and have to make 200 cookiee wanted to see how far ahead we could make these and if so decorate them after they defrost? Your thoughts?

    • Katrina Bahl — March 22nd, 2014 @ 11:56 am

      I never have has an issue with freezing then defrosting cookies. I would just suggest trying to freeze a small test batch here soon and seeing how you like the texture/flavor after it has been frozen. Trial run! :) I hope the wedding is wonderful!

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    Stephanie N. — March 23, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    I have made these cookies several times… And I always make a double batch! :) The only change I make is to nix the almond flavoring and use lemon instead. It is SO yummy! Tomorrow I will be making them with the almond, I’m sure they will be just as delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Katrina Bahl — March 25th, 2014 @ 9:23 am

      Oh I love lemon! And have you ever tried Princess Bakery Emulsion? Amazing!

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    Marlene — April 8, 2014 at 10:57 am

    I tried this recipe and had quite a time with it. Yes the dough was very stiff so I wet my hands but it still was not easy to work with. When rolling out the dough I had to wet the dough again because it kept cracking on me. I think I will go back to my old recipe where you chill the dough before rolling.

    • Katrina Bahl — April 23rd, 2014 @ 11:13 am

      Sorry! I hope that you find your perfect recipe that your family loves too!

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    Rachel — April 8, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    I’m actually responding in similar fashion to Rebekah. I see you have many comments, so hoping you will give me a reply. I am writing a post about my sugar cookie adventures on http://www.ibakeit.wordpress.com and was going to include a favorable comment and link to your recipe. I pinned and made it last year, but never printed the recipe out. It looks like it’s been edited since then and for my sake and the sake of anyone who reads my recipe (credibility) I, too, am wondering if the new proportions will turn out as delicious and reliable as the originally posted recipe. On a side note, I make big batches of sugar cookies on a regular basis and would love the original recipe if you’re willing to email it!

    • Katrina Bahl — April 23rd, 2014 @ 11:12 am

      This recipe has been edited to make a smaller batch than originally published to accommodate the size of stand mixer that most people own. The original recipe was this exact recipe just doubled proportions.

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    Christie — April 18, 2014 at 7:17 am

    Hi,
    going to try this recipe, sounds perfect for the easter party. Will adding melted chocolate be a good idea for a chocolate version of the cookies?
    Thank you.

    • Katrina Bahl — April 23rd, 2014 @ 11:12 am

      I would not suggest it. I would suggest a Google search for chocolate cut out cookies.

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    Tia — May 16, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    can i omit the almond extract? i dont really like it. how did you measure your flour? did you scoop it or spoon the flour into a measuring cup? and are these chewy?

    • Katrina Bahl — May 20th, 2014 @ 10:27 am

      You can omit the flavor if you want. I always spoon and level my flour. and yes these are chewy when baked as noted but if you need them crispy just about 1 minute longer will do it (I’ve made them both ways but I prefer chewy).

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    kristen — June 6, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    This is the same recipe as No Fail Sugar Cookies. Be warned, they are very good the day they are made but get dry thereafter. I would cut back on the flour for sure, even if it means chilling the dough. The trade off for using so much flour and not having to chill it equals a drier cookie in my opinion…

    • Katrina Bahl — June 7th, 2014 @ 4:21 am

      Thanks for your opinion, Kristen. And thanks for trying my recipes. I always love hearing from readers. Have a great week!

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    Kara — July 5, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    This recipe is great. Very easy to follow, I didn’t have cookie cutters so I just rolled them into dough balls and it turned out great! I think next time I’ll add a citrus extract along with the vanilla..

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