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The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies

This is the best sugar cookie recipe; easy to cut out and they're perfect for decorating. This is the only cookie recipe you'll need for any holiday!
Makes:60 servings


  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1½ cups butter, softened
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt


Prep:20 mCook:Ready:1 h 26 m
  1. Gather all ingredients.
  2. Beat sugar and softened butter together in a large bowl with an electric mixer until smooth.
  3. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least 1 hour (or overnight).
  4. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  5. Lightly dust a work surface with flour. Roll out dough to 1/4 to 1/2 inch thickness.
  6. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until cookies are lightly browned, 6 to 8 minutes. Carefully transfer cookies to a wire rack and cool completely before decorating.
  8. Enjoy!

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