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By Tabatha

Rate this recipe 4.4/5 (41 Votes)
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Servings 36
Preparation time 15
Cooking time 27

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cups (2-sticks) unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Zest of 2 large lemons
  • 3 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Granulated sugar for sprinkling

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These Lemon Sugar Cookie are super simple and super delicious! When baking, don’t let them brown if you want supe...

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These sugar cookies are sweet and soft

  • COOKIES:
  • 6 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 6 tablespoons heavy cream
  • Several drops food coloring
  • Multi-colored sprinkles
4.4/5 (63 Votes)

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If you love sugar cookies you'll love these Soft Chocolate Sugar Cookies recipe, they're scrumptiously delicious!

  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 14 tablespoon butter
  • 1 3/4 cups dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
4.4/5 (37 Votes)

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Add some cuteness to your sugar cookies with this Daisy Sugar Cookies recipe

  • SUGAR COOKIES:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup (4-ounces) unsalted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ROYAL ICING:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons light corn syrup
  • Food coloring
4.6/5 (26 Votes)

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Easy to make and delicious molasses sugar cookies recipe that are ready to enjoy in less than 30 minutes

  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
4.3/5 (24 Votes)

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These sugar cookies are chewy in the middle and a little crunchy on the outside

  • 2 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar for rolling
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, cut into 8 pieces
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and still warm
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4.2/5 (188 Votes)

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World Famous Paradise Bakery Sugar Cookies with Magnolia Bakery Buttercream Frosting

  • MAGNOLIA BAKERY BUTTERCREAM FROSTING:
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups vegetable shortening
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 4 1/3 cups cake flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons orange zest, optional
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 7 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4.2/5 (154 Votes)

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This is my go-to cut out sugar cookie with a simple glaze recipe

  • COOKIE:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • ICING:
  • 2 1/4 cups confectioner’s sugar, sifted
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk, plus 1 teaspoon milk
  • Food coloring
  • Dash vanilla
4.5/5 (62 Votes)

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Homemade goodness abounds in these yummy Soft and chewy sugar cookies loaded with extra sprinkles and topped with t...

  • COOKIES:
  • 6 cups flour, divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups light sour cream
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 6 tablespoons heavy cream
  • Sprinkles
4.4/5 (54 Votes)

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If your a cheesecake lover you'll love these cheese cake sugar cooky bars

  • 1 package sugar cookie mix in a pouch, by Betty Crocker, 17. 5 ouncres
  • 1 small box french vanilla instant pudding, 4 servings size
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 stick melted butter
  • 3 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs + plus 3 yolks
  • 2 package cream cheese, room temperature, 8 ounces
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup optional: toffee bits, (pulverized in a blender or food processor)
4.4/5 (50 Votes)

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Soft Almond Sugar Cookies are unbelievably soft, slightly chewy, packed with almond flavor so good you don't even n

  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 2 3/4 cup cake flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Coarse sanding sugar
4.5/5 (35 Votes)

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Try these citrus, tangy and sweet orange creamsicle sugar cookies

  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 2 teaspooncornstarch
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup all vegetable shortening (unflavored), at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • Zest of 1 medium orange (1 tablespoon)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup salted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
4.5/5 (33 Votes)

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These tea cake cookies are just like the ones your grandma made! Easy peasy recipe using just a few basic ingredie...

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened, 1/2 cup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, whisked
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons whole milk
4.4/5 (26 Votes)

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You’ll definitely want to add these chewy-on-the-inside, crunchy-on-the-outside cookies to your recipe repertoire

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried cranberries, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon solid vegetable shortening
4.6/5 (20 Votes)

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These bars are packed with plenty of butter, made easy with sugar cookie mix, and finished with whipped cream and j...

  • 1 (1.5-ounce) pouch Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 3 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons powdered sugar, divided
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 3 cups strawberries, coarsely chopped, about 1 pound
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
4.5/5 (16 Votes)

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