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Basic Sugar Cookie Dough from @katrinaskitchen

Best Sugar Cookie Recipe

Yield: 36 cookies
Prep Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 38 mins
Soft cut out sugar cookie recipe that keeps its shape and dough does not need to be chilled before baking- perfect edges every time!
4.52 from 821 votes


  • 1 Cup unsalted butter 226 grams
  • 1 Cup granulated white sugar 200 grams
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups all purpose flour 360 grams


  • PREHEAT oven to 350° F.
  • In the bowl of your mixer, CREAM butter and sugar until smooth, at least 3 minutes
  • BEAT in extracts and egg. (PLEASE NOTE there is 1 egg in this recipe.)
  • In a separate bowl, COMBINE baking powder and salt with flour and add a little at a time to the wet ingredients.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: If the dough looks crumbly keep mixing for 30 seconds to 1 minute longer. The dough should be pulling away from the sides of the mixer.
  • If the dough still looks too dry or stiff for your mixer, turn out the dough onto a countertop surface, flour surface as needed. Wet your hands and finish off kneading the dough by hand.
  • DO NOT CHILL THE DOUGH. Divide into workable batches (2-3 chunks), 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).
  • Bake at 350 for 6-8 minutes. Let cool on the cookie sheet until firm enough to transfer to a cooling rack.



Calories: 107kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 59mgPotassium: 14mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 164IUCalcium: 17mgIron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Katrina Bahl
Keyword: best, christmas, cookie, frosting, sugar cookie