Classic Sugar Cookies

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Classic Sugar Cookies
  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 3 hr 10 min
  • Servings 60
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Some things just don't change. Delicate sugar cookies have been favourites for generations. Whether sprinkled with coloured sugar, frosted or elaborately decorated, they're as popular now as in years past.
Dec 14, 2017


  • 1 1/2 cups icing sugar
  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • Granulated sugar or coloured sugar


  • 1
    Mix icing sugar, butter, vanilla, almond extract and egg in large bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients except granulated sugar. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  • 2
    Heat oven to 375ºF. Lightly grease baking sheet.
  • 3
    Divide dough in half. Roll each half 1/4 inch thick on lightly floured surface. Cut into desired shapes with 2- to 2 1/2-inch cookie cutters. Sprinkle with granulated sugar. Place on baking sheet.
  • 4
    Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until edges are light brown. Remove from baking sheet. Cool on wire rack.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Did You Know... You can prevent cookie dough from sticking to the cookie cutter by dipping the cutter in flour between uses.
  • Tip 2
    Success To ensure recipe success, do not use vegetable oil spreads.
  • Tip 3
    For swirl frosted cookies, frost each cookie with white cookie icing. Pipe 4 to 5 small dots red, green or blue cookie icing or decorating gel on top of each cookie, immediately swirl colour with toothpick to create marble designs.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 60 (2-inch) cookies
% Daily Value*:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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