Sugar Cookies

A Holiday Classic!


A holiday classic. My mom is the sugar cookie queen – this is her recipe and it turns out perfect every time!

Sugar Cookies


  • 1 cup unsalted butter (at room temp)
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

✖️Preheat over to 350 degrees and line baking trays with parchment

✖️Begin by creaming butter. Add in sugar gradually. Once creamed, add in eggs + vanilla – beat until light and fluffy

✖️Add sifted flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix until dough is formed

✖️Split the dough into two balls. Cover and chill in the fridge for at least half-hour (although will last weeks)

✖️Pull your dough out of the fridge and give it approximately 10 mins to warm up – makes the dough a little easier to work with. When you’re ready to bake the cookies, add some flour to your workspace, as well as your rolling pin. You don’t want your dough to stick as it gets warm. Roll dough to approx 1/4 inch thick

✖️Cut into the desired shape. Place on baking sheet. Bake for 7 mins. They will look undercooked but I promise they aren’t – this is key to a pillowy soft cookie!

Place on rack to cool!

PS you can make these cookies then freeze them – pull them out to decorate when you need an activity for your kiddos!


Royal icing –

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup water

✖️With a blender or whisk, slowly add a little bit of water at a time until consistency is reached. Thicker icing = less water, liquid icing for dipping = more water! You can add food colouring, sprinkles, chocolate – the works!

Sugar Cookies
Sugar Cookies

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