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Easy Sugar Cookies Recipe 

Everyone needs an Easy Sugar Cookies Recipe! These are literally melt-in-your-mouth delicious and our go-to sugar cookie dough. It is perfect for decorating Christmas sugar cookies. 

We love festive holiday treats like melt-in-your-mouth Snowball Cookies, soft Chocolate Chip Cookies, and of course Baklava. These beautifully decorated sugar cookies are a beautiful addition to the Christmas cookie platter.

Sugar cookies recipe decorated on a platter for Christmas

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My name is Natalya and I run a food blog Momsdish. I love simple dishes that use minimal ingredients. During the holidays, I love baking but I hate making messes. This recipe for sugar cookies gives me the best of both worlds — perfect cookies and an easy clean-up. I’m so excited to share this recipe with you! 

Sugar Cookies

Whether you are planning a cookie making party for the holidays or whipping up a batch for a friend’s birthday, you need a sugar cookie recipe that you can rely on. These cookies taste amazing, keep their shape and are perfect for eating plain or decorated with frosting and sprinkles. Let’s get started! 

Sugar cookies decorated with frosting and festive holiday sprinkles

Tips For The Best Sugar Cookies:

Sugar cookies may seem simple, but there are a lot of bad recipes out there! After much trial and error, I feel confident that I have mastered the art of the sugar cookie. Here are all the best tips and tricks I have gathered throughout the years: 

Rolling Out Sugar Cookies Dough

Roll your dough out directly on a silicone baking mat or piece of parchment paper so you do not have to transfer your delicate shapes onto a baking sheet later. You can cut your shapes out right atop the mat and make your life a bit easier.

How Thick Should Sugar Cookies be Rolled Out?

Roll your dough out to about ¼-inch thick. This is the sweet spot. You’ll have cookies thick enough to keep their shape, while also thin enough to promote even baking. 

Sugar cookies rolled to 1/4-inch thickness

Avoid Crumbly Dough

Crumbly dough makes for misshapen cookies that are prone to uneven baking. To prevent this, don’t overmix your dough. You want the dough to be as smooth as possible. However, if you do get a crumbly texture, add ½ tbsp of water, or milk to the batter and incorporate it until it remoistens the dough.

Avoid Overbaking

10 minutes might seem like a very short baking time for cookies. But, trust me, do not overbake them! At around 10 minutes, the edges of the cookies should just start to turn golden brown. This is the time to pull them! If you continue baking, you risk compromising that signature tenderness of a perfect sugar cookie. 

How to make perfectly baked Sugar Cookies without over-baking

Storing Sugar Cookies

The great part about this recipe is that it can be made a couple of days in advance and the cookies will still retain their freshness. Below, I will share how you should store them and also how you can freeze your dough or baked cookies for later munching! 

Storing Cookies at Room Temperature:

Store baked sugar cookies on the counter in an airtight container. They will keep for up to a week. Remember, if you have decorated your cookies, it is best to store them between layers of parchment paper to prevent sticking and/or destroying your designs. 

Freezing Baked Sugar Cookies:

To freeze baked sugar cookies, first, make sure that you allow them to cool completely. Then, stack the cookies in an airtight container between layers of parchment paper. Freeze cookies for up to 2 months. When you are ready to eat them, allow them to thaw in the fridge overnight. 

Baked sugar cookies ready for baking

How to Freeze Sugar Cookie Dough:

To freeze your sugar cookie dough, roll it into a ball or a log. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and store it in an airtight container or freezer bag. The dough will keep for up to 2 months before you need to use it. When you are ready to bake, allow the dough to thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Then, make sure it reaches room temperature before you shape your cookies and bake them. 

How to Make Sugar Cookies

  • First, you will combine your flour, baking powder and salt together in a small bowl and set the dry mixture aside. 
  • Using a stand-up or handheld mixer, beat your butter, sugar and vanilla extract together until smooth and creamy.
  • Slowly beat 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 or freeze your dough for later use. 
  • Bake the cookies and allow them to cool. 
  • Decorate the cookies as you please or gobble them up plain!

Step by step photos how to make sugar cookies by creaming together butter and sugar, adding flour, dividing dough and cutting shapes

How to Decorate Sugar Cookies:

To decorate sugar cookies, you can make your own homemade royal icing which makes a great sugar cookie icing, add food coloring, then pipe it on with a squeeze bottle or little zip bags (handy and inexpensive for cookie decorating parties), or you can purchase an icing decorating kit with pre-made frostings in a variety of colors which makes it really easy. Don’t forget the Christmas sprinkles and crushed candy canes.

Decorated Christmas cookies with sprinkles and frosting

More Holiday Cookie Recipes

These are our best-loved (and reviewed) Christmas cookies to fill up your holiday cookie platters. These are well-loved by all ages and you’re sure to find some new favorites in this list. Looking for more Christmas recipes and inspiration? Check out our Christmas archives here.

Easy Sugar Cookies Recipe 

4.97 from 27 votes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Sugar cookies recipe decorated on a Christmas cookie platter

Everyone needs an Easy Sugar Cookies Recipe! These are literally melt-in-your-mouth delicious. I am positive these Christmas cookies will win you over. 

Author: Natalya Drozhzhin
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $3-$4
Keyword: sugar cookies
Cuisine: American
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Calories: 96 kcal
Servings: 40 cookies

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F with a rack in the center. Whisk together flour with baking powder and salt in a small bowl and set aside. 

  2. Using a stand-up or handheld mixer, beat the butter together with sugar. To the mixture add vanilla extract and egg and beat to combine.

  3. To the butter mixture, add flour in 3 parts until fully incorporated. 

  4. Divide the dough into two equal parts. On a lightly floured surface, roll into ¼-inch thickness. Use a cookie cutter to cut out your favorite shapes. 

  5. Bake cookies on a parchment or silicone-lined baking sheet at 350˚F for 10 minutes, or until the edges are just beginning to turn golden.

  6. Let the cookies cool for about 5 minutes on the baking sheet before moving them to a wire rack to cool completely. 

Nutrition Facts
Easy Sugar Cookies Recipe 
Amount Per Serving
Calories 96 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 17mg1%
Potassium 43mg1%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 148IU3%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Natalya is a food blogger who founded Momsdish.com to make cooking easier. Growing up on a farm in Ukraine, Natalya was inspired by the amazing dishes that were prepared using simple ingredients. Natalya is most notably known for making cooking approachable for any person.

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  • Carla
    December 28, 2020

    Hi Natasha,

    I sooo wanted to love these because there was no chilling involved, and because I have lived everything I’ve ever made on your blog. However, this dough came out extremely crumbly. I added some water and it made a huge mess. Eventually, it did come together and the outcome was delicious, but we probably spent 15 minutes trying to make the dough smooth enough to roll out. We even made it a second time a few days later because I thought maybe I oversized, but the same thing happened. Any suggestions?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 28, 2020

      Hi Carla, it sounds like you may have had too much of the dry ingredient. Did you, by chance, scoop your flour? I recommend our post on measuring to make sure you measure your ingredient’s property. I hope this helps.

      Reply

    • Juliana Harris
      December 29, 2020

      I just baked these with my grand daughter. I had the same problem and I measured very precisely. I fixed the dough by adding a couple of tablespoons of room temperature butter. Problem solved.

      Reply

  • Janine Barclay
    December 26, 2020

    I have never made sugar cookies because I don’t like them. My granddaughter wanted to make them for Santa so I acquiesced. They were actually REALLY good much to my surprise. I followed the instructions to the letter and after 10 min I thought they were not done but they were. Such an excellent recipe Natasha.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 26, 2020

      I’m so happy you gave these a try! Thank you for this wonderful feedback, Janine!

      Reply

  • Shelley
    December 25, 2020

    I can’t bake to save my life and my kids wanted to make xmas cookies this year. I chose your recipe because I love your facebook videos. Well I have to tell you that your recipe is fool proof! The cookies turned out fabulous!!!! Thank you so much!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 26, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Shelley!

      Reply

  • Anthony Muniz
    December 25, 2020

    Love this recipe!!! Easy and simple & they came out really good!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 26, 2020

      Thank you for your good feedback, Anthony!

      Reply

  • Fathima sanva
    December 25, 2020

    Happy Christmas Natasha
    I like all recipes 😋🥰😍

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 26, 2020

      Thank you and Merry Christmas too!

      Reply

  • Dalia
    December 25, 2020

    I saw you just made these on your Facebook story. Before I make them I wanted to know what specific icing you used for yours. I’m looking for an icing that holds well when the cookies are layered over one another as were yours in the tins, which looked awesome by the way! Thanks in advance and Merry Christmas!

    Reply

  • B
    December 24, 2020

    Just made these with my toddler and husband – delicious! Thank you for the great and simple recipe

    Reply

    • Natasha
      December 24, 2020

      Such a sweet food memory you’ve created. I’m so glad you all loved the recipe.

      Reply

  • Jen
    December 23, 2020

    I made these sugar cookies yesterday for the first time and they turned out great! I love how easy the recipe is. I’ll definitely be making these again.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 23, 2020

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review!

      Reply

  • Maria
    December 23, 2020

    Hi! If we just want to decorate the cookies with sprinkles (no frosting/icing), would we do that before we bake them? Any way to get the sprinkles to stay on without icing?

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    • Natasha
      December 23, 2020

      Hi Maria, you could either press them gently into a plate of sprinkles or sprinkle on the sprinkles and pat them gently into the cookies.

      Reply

  • Whitney
    December 23, 2020

    Hey Natasha! My daughter and I are going to make these today for Santa. We are currently quarantined because my husband tested positive yesterday…THE WEEK OF CHRISTMAS..Anyway, all I have is salted butter. Will that destroy my cookies?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 23, 2020

      Hi Whitney! I have made this with unsalted only. I worry it would be too much salt. If you happen to experiment, I would love to know how you like that. I hope you all stay happy and healthy!

      Reply

    • idk what to put here
      December 23, 2020

      I dont think these will DESTROY your cookies, it will definitely make them a little saltier to maybe dont add salt to your dough and make your icing a little sweeter to balance it out.

      Reply

    • Lynda
      December 23, 2020

      I often bake with salted butter. I just omit the salt from the recipe and everything turns out just fine.

      Reply

  • Beth
    December 23, 2020

    The kids and I made these yesterday and they are delicious!

    Thank you for yet another great recipe and Merry Christmas 🎄

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 23, 2020

      Hello Beth, thank you for your wonderful review. I’m happy that you enjoyed these cookies!

      Reply

  • Amanda
    December 23, 2020

    My 5 yr old loved helping make these cookies… and of course the best part was eating them! An easy sugar cookie recipe to make, and so delicious! Thanks for the great recipe.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 23, 2020

      That is so cute! I think it’s a great bonding experience to cook with the kids, I’m glad you both enjoyed making this recipe. THanks for your great feedback, Amanda.

      Reply

  • Kim
    December 22, 2020

    So I doubled the recipe while making with my nine year old. I let her count in the sugar and flour amounts and helped her with the mixing things in right order, but I confess I was multitasking instead of keeping eyes on the process. We’ve taken the easiest recipe ever and turned it into a crumbling mess! Any suggestions to save it? I’ve got another block of butter warming to room temperature to see if adding will help.
    Thanks

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 22, 2020

      Hi Kim, it may be possible there was too much dry ingredient added. I recommend our post on measuring to make sure everything is measured properly.

      Reply

  • Kim
    December 22, 2020

    I love this recipe! Not only are the cookies delicious, this dough is by far the easiest I have ever worked with. This will be my go to recipe. Any easy frosting I use is 2 T melted butter or marg, 1 cup powdered sugar, 1/4 tsp almond extract, and about 1 T milk. Stir until smooth. Add more milk or sugar for desired consistency. Add color as desired.
    Thanks again for this delicious recipe!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 22, 2020

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review!

      Reply

  • Dee
    December 21, 2020

    Hello, any Chance can we add cocoa powder to the cookies to make them chocolate? or what would you recommend to make the cookies appear more chocolaty

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 22, 2020

      Hello Dee, I haven’t tried that yet to advise but you can do an experiment. Please share with us how it goes if you try it!

      Reply

      • Dee
        January 2, 2021

        I actually ended up melting 1 cup of chocolate into the batter before I put in the flour. They ended up really well, are not to sweet and look great with white frosting! Simple trick to make them look like gingerbread cookies but easier (;

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          January 2, 2021

          Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

          Reply

  • Beth
    December 21, 2020

    Good morning from Maryland,
    I have a question ( or two) for you before the grandkids and I make your cookies today…

    Softened butter: I let mine sit out overnight. Do you think it will be too soft? Should I refrigerate it for a while?

    We only use sprinkles, no icing. Would you recommend an egg wash on the tops of the cookies to help the sprinkles stick or just sprinkle away?

    Thank you for being my go-to and trusted chef🌹

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    • Natasha
      December 22, 2020

      Hi Beth, you might refrigerate that butter for just a little bit since over softened butter can make the dough seem greasy and hard to roll out. Also, I would sprinkle the tops with sprinkles before baking and maybe press them down lightly.

      Reply

  • Anna
    December 20, 2020

    So easy and sooo yum!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 20, 2020

      Thank you, Anna!

      Reply

  • Sharon
    December 20, 2020

    These were the best sugar cookies! Easy and just the right firmness. Our daughter said soft on the inside and not too hard on the outside. First batch is gone. Have to make another before Christmas 😃
    I used canned frosting and tinted the vanilla to the color I wanted!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 20, 2020

      Love it! That is a good idea! I’m sure it looked amazing. Thanks for sharing that with us, Sharon!

      Reply

  • Geri
    December 18, 2020

    Just a question before making these with my grandkids tomorrow, is the tablespoon of baking powder the correct amount? Every other sugar cookie recipe I have read has a teaspoon to a teaspoon and a half of baking powder. Just want to be sure! Looking forward to baking them!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 19, 2020

      That is the correct amount.

      Reply

  • Lois
    December 18, 2020

    Aloha Natasha, These cookies brought back some childhood memories. The ones I remembered had an anise flavoring to them. Wondering if it was in the cookie or the icing. Any ideas?

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 20, 2020

      Hi Lois, I haven’t tried that yet to advise, sorry wish I could help you more. But others might have tried that and could share with us?

      Reply

  • Sara
    December 16, 2020

    How do you make the icing?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 16, 2020

      Hi Sara, We ran out of time to publish a royal icing for the cookies. I would suggest googling for a Royal Icing. A couple of varieties out there are 1 with egg whites and 1 with meringue powder (no raw egg whites). Both work well; it just depends on preference or if someone may be allergic to egg whites. You may try this frosting recipe that I have here. you can purchase an icing decorating kit with pre-made frostings in a variety of colors which makes it really easy.

      Reply

  • Jenna Fuller
    December 16, 2020

    Natasha, thank you for this perfect cookie recipe. They are delicious and easy to work with- I am normally challenged in this area.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 16, 2020

      You are so welcome, Jenna. It is my pleasure to be able to help provide you a perfect recipe for cookies!

      Reply

  • Raelene
    December 16, 2020

    Does this sugar cookie dough recipe need to be refrigerated for before using?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 16, 2020

      Hi Raelene, it is not necessary at all to refrigerate the dough with this recipe and the dough does not stick. If you have any sticking, just dust your work surface and the top of the dough or your rolling pin lightly with flour. There is plenty of butter in the recipe that helps prevent sticking.

      Reply

  • Beverly
    December 16, 2020

    I only have salted butter. Is that ok to use?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 16, 2020

      Hi Beverly, I have made this with unsalted only. I worry it would be too much salt. If you happen to experiment, I would love to know how you like that.

      Reply

      • Alli
        December 23, 2020

        I made these last week and again today using salted butter and they turned out great! I didn’t think they tasted salty at all.

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          December 23, 2020

          Thank you for sharing that wonderful feedback, Alli! I’m so happy to hear that!

          Reply

  • Vicky
    December 14, 2020

    These are the best cut out sugar cookies I have ever tried. I always make sugar cookies for Christmas to decorate with the kids. This recipe is totally foolproof. I did not chill the dough and I purposely work it and rolled it a few times to see how it does……the result was amazing, even after rolling the dough a few times my cookies kept the shape and looked perfect. Thank you Natasha!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 14, 2020

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review!

      Reply

  • Chloe
    December 14, 2020

    I am making the cookies for the Christmas party tomorrow for the kids I made them before and they where so good!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 14, 2020

      That’s so great! I bet they will have so much fun with these!

      Reply

  • Debra
    December 14, 2020

    I made these sugar cookies and I will have to make another batch; they were a hit! The flavor is perfect. My husband loves them and can’t believe how light they are-he can eat more at one time. lol!!!!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 14, 2020

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review, Debra!

      Reply

  • Sofia Hernandez
    December 13, 2020

    Hello! I am doing these cookies for Christmas, and I just wanted to say how great the tips you gave before the recipes are. They are amazing and really helpful! Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas! 🙂

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 13, 2020

      So great to hear that, Sofia. Thank you so much for your good comments and feedback. Happy Holidays!

      Reply

  • Derek
    December 13, 2020

    When do you add the egg? When doing the wet is what I assume but it’s missed in the instructions

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 13, 2020

      Hi Derek, it is in the instructions in #2 in the recipe card.
      Using a stand-up or handheld mixer, beat the butter together with sugar. To the mixture add vanilla extract and egg and beat to combine.

      Reply

  • Sonja
    December 13, 2020

    Just got done making these cookies with my husband on my birthday. They are so tasty. Thank you for all your recipes. You make it look so easy and fun. Thanks again. Can’t wait to see what else we make.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 13, 2020

      Hello Sonja, you are so welcome. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feedback regarding this recipe. I’m glad that you liked it!

      Reply

  • patty jones
    December 12, 2020

    I was so excited to make the recipe but after I put all the ingredients together I noticed my baking powder was clumpy all over the dough. I should have sifted. Now I don’t know if I should bother cooking the cookies or not. Might want to mention that in the instructions. I should have known better, but I haven’t made cookies in years.

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    • Natasha
      December 14, 2020

      Hi Patty, baking powder doesn’t normally clump that way, and whisking the dry ingredients is adequate normally blend them together. Baking soda does however tend to clump and I do sift baking soda. Did you possibly use baking soda by mistake?

      Reply

  • Martyna
    December 10, 2020

    I love it! It is simple, tasty and 10 minutes makes it just perfect! After years of burning mine or not being happy with the taste I finally figured it out! THANK YOU!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 11, 2020

      Hello Martyna, you are most welcome! So great to hear that you were able to get the recipe that you loved!

      Reply

    • Erica
      December 17, 2020

      I love your cookie it tastes realy good

      Reply

  • MG
    December 10, 2020

    Hi Natasha,
    Do you think you can make a video for this recipe on your Youtube Channel? I’d really appreciate it. Thanks.

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    • MG
      December 10, 2020

      I really plan on making them on Christmas and I really understand better when it is a video.

      Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 11, 2020

      Hi MG, probably not at this time but I’ll consider that for our future videos. Thanks for suggesting that.

      Reply

  • Lisa
    December 10, 2020

    This looks awesome. I’m sorry if I’m missing it, but where is the recipe for the icing? I’m sure it’s right under my nose, but I don’t see it. Thank you

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 10, 2020

      Hi Lisa, We ran out of time to publish a royal icing for the cookies. I would suggest googling for a Royal Icing. A couple of varieties out there are 1 with egg whites and 1 with meringue powder (no raw egg whites). Both work well; it just depends on preference or if someone may be allergic to egg whites. You may try this frosting recipe that I have here.

      Reply

  • Krista Wollet
    December 10, 2020

    How do you get your icing so red? I buy the gel but it never seems to get that deep bright red like yours?

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 11, 2020

      Hi Krista, you can purchase an icing decorating kit with pre-made frostings in a variety of colors which makes it really easy.

      Reply

  • Diane
    December 10, 2020

    Is it ok to freeze the dough to make later ?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 10, 2020

      Hi Diane, I answer that question actually in the recipe. Check out the portion, How to Freeze Sugar Cookie Dough

      Reply

  • CLAUDIA MUNOZ
    December 8, 2020

    I absolutely love your recipes.
    I was wondering if I can use almond flour instead of regular flour?

    thank you and keep up the great job. your recipes are the best!!!!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 8, 2020

      Hi Claudia! I’m so happy you’re enjoying our recipes! I haven’t tested this with a gluten-free/ almond flour substitution, but I would love to know how you like that if you happen to experiment.

      Reply

  • sam
    December 7, 2020

    Hi Natasha,
    I have tried many of your recipes, they have come out perfect! thank you!
    Can I bake the cookies a week and a half in advance and refrigerate until ready to decorate with royal icing?

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 8, 2020

      Thank you, Sam. You can check this portion in the recipe How to Freeze Sugar Cookie Dough as there are tips in there.

      Reply

  • Nanci
    December 4, 2020

    These cookies turned out amazing!! Kept their shape beautiful and tasted great!!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 4, 2020

      That’s just awesome, Nanci! Thank you for that wonderful review!

      Reply

  • Ashley Peltier
    December 3, 2020

    Hi Natasha! I stumbled upon this recipe awhile ago and it has become my go to! I am selling gift baskets with baking theme. I wanted to include my favourite sugar cookie recipe. Would I be able to include your recipe if it is credited to you and your site as the source?

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 3, 2020

      Hi Ashley, I don’t see any problem with that since you’re going to be making it just following the recipe. Crediting us would be awesome!

      Reply

  • Rimma
    December 3, 2020

    Can the dough be frozen? Sorry if it was already answered in comments.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 3, 2020

      Hi Rimma, I answer that question actually in the recipe. Check out the portion, How to Freeze Sugar Cookie Dough

      Reply

  • Nadia Cardone
    December 2, 2020

    I made these sugar cookies this afternoon, and I am very happy with how they turned out. These have a nice chew to them and are not dry. I’m always skeptical of sugar cookies, as I find they rarely come out the way I want them too. These were great, thanks again for the great recipe!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 3, 2020

      Hello Nadia, that makes me happy! Thank you for your awesome feedback, I’m glad you enjoyed these cookies.

      Reply

  • Sana Tsung
    December 2, 2020

    Hi Natasha,I’m from SriLanka love all your receipes would like to know how to make hard glazed icing for the cookies.Sana

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 2, 2020

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me & thank you for that suggestion!

      Reply

    • Krista Wollet
      December 10, 2020

      Yes, me too!

      Reply

    • Dawn
      December 11, 2020

      This was her answer to the same question above:
      We ran out of time to publish a royal icing for the cookies. I would suggest googling for a Royal Icing. A couple of varieties out there are 1 with egg whites and 1 with meringue powder (no raw egg whites). Both work well; it just depends on preference or if someone may be allergic to egg whites.

      Reply

  • Chanelle
    December 2, 2020

    Hi natasha

    I love you recipes, I just wanted to know if you can give me a recipe to make my own gingerhouse for Christmas please.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 2, 2020

      Thank you, Chanelle. I don’t have a recipe for that yet but thanks for your suggestion. I’ll take note of that for my future recipes and videos.

      Reply

  • Jyothi
    November 29, 2020

    Hi!

    I am a big fan of your recipes and have made many of them.

    Could you please post how to make the icing for the sugar cookies?

    Thank you!
    Jyothi

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 30, 2020

      Thank you, Jyothi. We ran out of time to publish a royal icing for the cookies. I would suggest googling for a Royal Icing. A couple of varieties out there are 1 with egg whites and 1 with meringue powder (no raw egg whites). Both work well; it just depends on preference or if someone may be allergic to egg whites. You may try this frosting recipe that I have here.

      Reply

      • Jyothi Sethuraman
        December 2, 2020

        Thank you so much. I will try the buttercream link you mentioned.

        Looking forward to seeing more recipes from you.

        Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          December 2, 2020

          You’re welcome!

          Reply

          • Jyothi Sethuraman
            December 9, 2020

            I made cookies based on this recipe and it was amazing. Everyone loved it! Thank you

          • Natasha's Kitchen
            December 10, 2020

            That’s so great to hear! Thank you for sharing that with us.

  • Kim
    November 27, 2020

    No salt in this recipe?

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 27, 2020

      Hi Kim, that’s right, no salt for this recipe.

      Reply

  • Daisy
    November 23, 2020

    I absolutely love your recipes and I wish I could just print them as I used to do with other recipes in the past. Saves time in writing and its neat so I can just pop in a notebook. But now I can’t look through a recipe without being slammed with bloody ads!!!! I hate ads and I feel like they are everywhere. Don’t you own this site to where they can be eliminated! Ads dont make me want to buy what they offer. They make me not want to view the recipes anymore therefore not make what looks good. It’s inconvenient to take a screen shot, edit, take another screen shot and edit again until I have the full recipe that now I have 2-4 pages. Not worth the trouble.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 23, 2020

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

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  • Jami Thompson
    November 23, 2020

    Hi Natashia !
    I am making these for the kiddos at church/community to decorate. I will paint some of them with food coloring so the little ones can decorate with success. Thanks Ever So for what you do

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 23, 2020

      Yum! That sounds amazing Jami!

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  • Sarah Coomansingh
    November 23, 2020

    Hi, after cutting out the shapes, should it be chilled before baking? I have heard that chilling the dough is integral to sugar cookies. Thanks in advance

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 23, 2020

      Hi Sarah, this recipe doesn’t’ require any chilling!

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      • Sarah Coomansingh
        November 26, 2020

        Thank you so much 🙂

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          November 26, 2020

          You’re welcome, Sarah! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  • Jeannie
    November 23, 2020

    Is the baking powder 1 T correct? Love all your turorials. So much fun while we’re learning!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 23, 2020

      1 Tbsp baking powder

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  • Jill parker
    November 22, 2020

    Dear Natasha please may have your creamy pumpkin pie recipe my grandsons partner has a birthday Sunday she is here in NZ cant see her family in the States Covid!! And pumpkin is her favorite..

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 23, 2020

      Hello Jill, sure. Here is my Pumpkin Pie recipe. Enjoy and I hope you love it!

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    • Harbir
      December 4, 2020

      I hate when sometimes people will give a recepie 5 stars but still adda nd subtract the ingredients. So, Now I think I found the best so far. I followed receipe exactly as it was. Cookies turned out amazing. I however did use cookie press thingamigiggy. Thank you Natasha . All the best !!

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        December 4, 2020

        You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe!

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  • Alicia
    November 22, 2020

    Do you have a royal icing recipe that is as glossy as the one on these cookies?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 23, 2020

      Hi Alicia, thank you for that suggestion. We ran out of time to publish a royal icing for the cookies. I would suggest googling for a Royal Icing. A couple of varieties out there are 1 with egg whites and 1 with meringue powder (no raw egg whites). Both work well; it just depends on preference or if someone may be allergic to egg whites.

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  • Karyn
    October 27, 2020

    No salt?!? Surely salt is needed for flavor!?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 27, 2020

      Hi Karyn, that’s right! No salt for this recipe!

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  • Maryam
    September 11, 2020

    Hi Natasha! will you please share butter cookies recipe…….Thankyou

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 11, 2020

      You’re welcome Maryam!! I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe!

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  • Patty
    July 23, 2020

    Hi Natasha…very excited to try baking sugar cookies for the first time. My question is, will this cookie dough work in a cookie press? Thanks so much in advance! Patty

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 24, 2020

      Hi Patty, to be honest, I haven’t tested this in a cookie press to advise. If you do experiment please let us know how you like that.

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  • Lucca
    June 19, 2020

    Also I found your youtube channel and was like: wait….WHAT. You should make a video on this recipe.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 19, 2020

      Thank you for that suggestion Lucca.

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  • Lucca
    June 19, 2020

    I LOVE this recipe I wish I could rate 10/5, I would like your permission to sell these, since it’s your recipe. Please get back to me soon :D. Thank you!

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    • Natasha
      June 19, 2020

      Hi Lucca, if you want to bake them and sell them you are free to do so. The only thing I do not allow is for my printed recipe to sold or reproduced in a cookbook or other publication without permission.

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      • Lucca
        July 21, 2020

        I wasn’t planning on it . Thank you!

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      • Sam
        December 7, 2020

        Hi Natasha!
        love love love your recipes all the time!
        I want to make these cookies atleast a week and a half before the actual party. Can I make them a week ahead and refrigerate? without royal icing?

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          December 8, 2020

          Hi Sam, yes that will work great to make the dough ahead and refrigerate it. Just make sure it reaches room temperature before you shape your cookies and bake them.

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  • Andrea
    June 16, 2020

    Hello Natasha,
    Thank you for sharing all your recipes!
    I would like to know how to make royal icing in order to decorate the sugar cookies.
    Pretty please!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 17, 2020

      Hi Andrea, thank you for that suggestion. We ran out of time to publish a royal icing for the cookies. I would suggest googling for a Royal Icing. There are a couple of varieties out there: 1 with egg whites and 1 with meringue powder (no raw egg whites). Both work well, just depends on preference or if someone may be allergic to egg whites.

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  • Heather
    June 12, 2020

    Can I use country crock spread instead of butter? I ran out of butter!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 12, 2020

      Hello Heather, I haven’t really tried using that substitute yet to advise. Please share with us how it goes if you do an experiment.

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  • Deborah
    May 22, 2020

    Recipe looks great! Are these the soft or the harder type of sugar cookie recipe? I prefer a crisp bite

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  • Irene
    May 18, 2020

    Great and perfect Christmas biscuits!
    Really happy with this simple recipe.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 18, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed that Irene!

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  • Pamela
    May 9, 2020

    Hey Natasha !

    I am not using frosting only colored crystal sugar. When would I put that on. Thanks

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  • Mona
    March 18, 2020

    Amazing recipe!!!! Especially at a time when you are stuck with kids! So easy to prepare, and so yummy!!!! Thank you sooo much !!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 18, 2020

      You’re welcome, Mona! I’m so glad you and your family are enjoying this recipe.

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  • Sharlene sieber
    December 23, 2019

    Ohhhhh Natasha! Bless you for this recipe! It was a God send to me today! My usual recipe requires 2 hours of chilling and when I was surprised with a bunch of kids who wanted to make sugar cookies at 2pm this afternoon I knew I literally had no time for that! Then I remembered your post from the other day! It was a ray of sun for me because you said ” no chilling” required! It is amazing! And though I love my childhood Recipe…..this was soooooo much quicker, easier, and just as Delicious! I can’t thank you enough! You helped me give all my kidlets a great cookie experience! Merry Christmas and Thanks again! P.s. I’d post photos but can’t seem to find the option! Hahahaha

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    • Natasha
      December 24, 2019

      Hi Sharlene, I’m so happy you loved the sugar cookies and that makes me smile big knowing you got to enjoy your cookies sooner! Thank you for the amazing review. I don’t have a way to post a picture here but if you would like to post it on our private Facebook group that would be awesome or if you share it on your social media account, please tag me @natashaskitchen and #natashaskitchen so I can find it!

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  • NayNay
    December 18, 2019

    I’m definitely gonna make some Christmas cookies this year with my daughter. I’m wondering do you have to flour your cookie cutters before using them? I’ve had my cookie cutters for a long time but have never used them.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 18, 2019

      I have not had to do that with this recipe but it may help if your dough is too sticky.

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  • Karen Mella
    December 18, 2019

    I can’t wait for Christmas lm going to make it tomorrow. Thanks

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 18, 2019

      You’re welcome! I hope you love this recipe!

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  • Yana s
    December 18, 2019

    Hey Natasha! I’ve seen other recipes where the cool the dough in the fridge for a couple hours before rolling it out so it’s not sticky, is there a reason why this recipe doesn’t require the dough to be refrigerated?

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    • Natasha
      December 18, 2019

      Hi Yana, it is not necessary at all to refrigerate the dough with this recipe and the dough does not stick. If you have any sticking, just dust your work surface and the top of the dough or your rolling pin lightly with flour. There is plenty of butter in the recipe that helps prevent sticking.

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  • Inna
    December 18, 2019

    Can this dough be refrigerated still? Or will they not turn out as good?

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    • Natasha
      December 18, 2019

      Hi Inna, yes that will work great to make the dough ahead and refrigerate it. Just make sure it reaches room temperature before you shape your cookies and bake them.

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  • Rose
    December 18, 2019

    Natasha, thank you for these great tips! What is the best recipe for Royal Icing for decorating the cookies?
    🌲 Rose

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    • Natasha
      December 18, 2019

      Hi Rose, we ran out of time to publish a royal icing for the cookies. I’m hoping to have one up around Valentines day. I know it doesn’t help for Christmas! I would suggest googling for a Royal Icing. There are a couple of varieties out there: 1 with egg whites and 1 with meringue powder (no raw egg whites). Both work well, just depends on preference or if someone may be allergic to egg whites.

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  • Cheryl
    December 18, 2019

    Hi. Do you put cookies in fridge before baking? So many recipes call for this. Thanks!!

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    • Natasha
      December 18, 2019

      Hi Cheryl, that is one of the things I love so much about this recipe – it is unnecessary to refrigerate the dough. I just baked up a batch yesterday and they came out perfect without needing to be refrigerated before baking.

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  • Erin
    December 17, 2019

    We love making sugar cookies this time of year. Thanks for the detailed instructions and pictures. This recipe was easy to make! Happy holidays!

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    • Natasha
      December 17, 2019

      Hi Erin, I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe! Thank you for sharing that with me and Merry Christmas!!

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  • Lauren Kelly
    December 17, 2019

    I was so excited when I found this recipe this morning because I have all of the ingredients! Mine didn’t come out as pretty as yours but they were amazing! Thank you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 17, 2019

      I love when that happens! That’s so great! Thank you for that awesome review, Lauren!

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  • Erin
    December 17, 2019

    These cookies are so perfect! Sugar cookies are a must for Christmas and love this recipe.

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    • Natasha
      December 17, 2019

      Thank you Erin for your wonderful review! I’m so glad you love the cookies. I agree they are such a sweet and memorable Christmas tradition.

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  • Lana
    December 17, 2019

    Can you share what frosting you used?

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    • Natasha
      December 17, 2019

      Hi Lana, There’s a link to the one that was used to make these cookies at the bottom of the recipe post. We didn’t have time to post a homemade one this year, but it is definitely on my list!

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      • Olya
        December 18, 2019

        Is it just me, or is there no link?
        Can’t find it.

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        • Natasha
          December 18, 2019

          Hi Olya, sorry that wasn’t more clear in the post. I’ll add an extra link above to make it easier to find, but it is currently in the decorating section. Here is the link to the icing decorating kit.

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      • Nataliya
        December 18, 2019

        I couldn’t find the link for the icing, that was used. Can you please help? Thank you!

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