Easy Sugar Cookie Recipe

One of the quintessential parts of the holiday season is Christmas Cookies. I love to cook, but I’m not much of a baker. Honestly, I struggle with those exact measurements. But I love the holiday tradition of baking cookies with my family. Last. year all the cousins came over and we made a huge mess on my kitchen island and I loved every minute of it! Here’s the easy sugar cookie recipe I love:


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg, (large)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, (measured correctly)
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • First, combine your dry ingredients: flour, baking powder and salt together in a small bowl and set the dry mixture aside. 
  • Using a mixer, beat together the egg, butter, sugar and vanilla extract together until smooth and creamy.
  • Slowly add flour into the butter mixer until it is fully incorporated. 
  • Divide the dough into two equal parts and roll out each piece to ¼-inch thickness.
  • Use a cookie cutter to cut out your favorite shapes. 
  • Bake the cookies for 10. minutes or until edges turn golden. Allow them to cool. 
  • Decorate the cookies as you please or eat them up plain!

I sure hope you love this Easy Sugar Cookie Recipe as much as I do!

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