easy sugar cookies

Simple Sugar Cookie Recipe


Simple Sugar Cookie Recipe

This is a tried and true simple sugar cookie recipe that is perfect for any occasion.
Course Dessert
Servings 3 dozen


  • 2 cups Unsalted Butter
  • 2 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tsp Lemon Extract or flavor of choice
  • 5 ½ to 6 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 3 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt


  • In at least a 5qt mixer or a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Then add the eggs, mix. Add vanilla and lemon extract, mix.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt together. Gradually add to the butter mixture until incorporated. For 3D cookies, it is best to hold back a bit on the flour (5 ¼ or 5 ½ cups). Scrape bowl and mix until dough comes together.
  • Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Roll out cookies on parchment paper, cut shapes leaving space between the cookies, then place the parchment paper with the cookies onto a cookie sheet.
  • Bake cookies at 350 degrees in a regular oven or 300-325 degrees in a convection oven until golden brown around the edges.

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AboutSusan Carberry

Susan is a world class instructor and has taught students from around the globe. To learn more about her or to take a class with her please visit www.thecakecottage.net.

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