Sugar Cookies

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbls. milk
  • 2 tsp. real vanilla
  • 2 cups white flour


  1. In your mixer, mix together butter, sugar, and baking powder until well combined. Add egg, milk, and vanilla, mixing thoroughly. Add flour 1/2 cup at a time.
  2. Roll dough out on a floured surface, cut with your favorite cookie cutters, and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake at 375 for 7 minutes. If you like a harder cookie, bake for a minute or so longer. I love my cookies nice and soft so I usually watch them pretty carefully to make sure I don’t overcook them
  4. Frost with your favorite buttercream frosting, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

NOTE: I usually throw my dough in the freezer for a few minutes to help it set up before I roll it out. I know that most people refrigerate it, but I am far too impatient for that!