Seven simple ingredients combine in these must-save sugar cookies. The classic recipe also includes homemade powdered sugar frosting.

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Ingredients

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar, baking powder, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping side of bowl constantly. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in remaining flour. Divide dough in half. Cover and chill dough in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or until easy to handle.

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  • On a lightly floured surface, roll dough, half at a time, to 1/4-inch thickness. Using 2-1/2-inch cookie or biscuit cutters, cut into desired shapes. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.

  • Bake in a 350 degrees F oven for 7 to 9 minutes or until edges are firm and bottoms are very lightly brown. Transfer to a wire rack; cool completely. Decorate as desired. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

Nutrition Facts

84 calories, (3 g saturated fat, 23 mg cholesterol, 72 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrates, 0 g fiber, 1 g protein.

Powdered Sugar Frosting

Ingredients

Directions

  • In a bowl combine powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla. Stir in additional milk , 1 tablespoon at a time, to make a frosting consistency. Tint with desired food coloring.

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Reviews (3)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2018
I¿ve been making these cookies for 60 years The recipe fell out of the original cookbook, had to go searching for it. Thank you BH&G!!!

Most helpful critical review

Rating: Unrated
10/18/2013
this was GREAT!!! I really loved this recipe! 5 stars for sure! :)
23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2018
I¿ve been making these cookies for 60 years The recipe fell out of the original cookbook, had to go searching for it. Thank you BH&G!!!
Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2017
Dough definitely needs to be kept refrigerated. When it warmed up it was very sticky, but the flavor was excellent. Cookies are soft and chewy. This will be my go-to sugar cookie recipe due to the number of ingredients.
Rating: Unrated
10/18/2013
this was GREAT!!! I really loved this recipe! 5 stars for sure! :)
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