Sugar Cookie Recipe

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Here is a great recipe for sugar cookies to use with a cookie decorating party! Or perhaps you are going to a cookie exchange party and need lots of cookies.

To make homemade sugar cookies from scratch you will need...


  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt For Icing:
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Milk
  • Food coloring
  • Sprinkles


  • Cream together butter and sugar until smooth.
  • Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  • Stir in the flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Cover and chill dogh for at least one hour.
  • When ready to bake, preheat oven to 400F.
  • Put flour down on a surface where you will roll out your dough.
  • Roll out dough to 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick.
  • Cut into shapes with cookie cutters.
  • Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • Bake 6 to 8 minutes in oven.
  • Cool before decorating.
  • Decorate with sprinkles and an icing made of powdered sugar and milk.
  • Eat and enjoy!

  • More Ideas

    If you are having a cookie decorating party, you have two options...

    One is to prebake the cookies in assorted shapes. That way the cookies are made, and just need to be decorated. You can furnish the cookies along with all sorts of fun, edible decorating items as well as decorating tools.

    The other option is to roll out and cut out the cookies as a party activity. As this can take some time to do, it is better suited for when you have a lot of time together, such as at a sleepover party.

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