The Best Sugar Cookie Recipe

Enjoy these delightful sugar cookies, perfect for sharing with loved ones, bringing to gatherings, or simply savoring as a delightful treat to brighten any day. With their melt-in-your-mouth texture and enticing flavor, The Best Sugar Cookie Recipe will undoubtedly become a treasured favorite in your baking repertoire.

Yield: 36 Cookies

Total Cook Time: 40-42 min.

Prep: 10 min.

Bake Time: 10-12 min.

Cool: 20 min.


  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour, measured then sifted
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar, plus extra for rolling
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tablespoon pure vanilla extract


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. In a bowl, combine the sifted all-purpose flour, baking powder, and fine salt. Mix well.
  3. In a separate large bowl, beat the softened butter and granulated sugar together until creamy and well combined. This should take about 1-2 minutes using an electric mixer.
  4. Beat in the egg to the butter and sugar mixture until well incorporated. Then, add the vanilla extract and stir well.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Stir until the dough forms and all ingredients are well incorporated.
  6. Roll the dough into small balls, about one inch in diameter. Then, roll each dough ball in extra granulated sugar to coat them lightly.
  7. Place the coated dough balls onto the prepared baking sheet. Press the dough balls with the bottom of a cup to flatten. Leave enough space between each ball as they will spread out a bit while baking.
  8. Bake for about 10-12 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies turn golden.
  9. Let cookies cool for 20 minutes and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie

Calories Per Serving: 58 Cal

Sugar: 5 g

Carbohydrates: 8g

Sodium: 9 mg

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