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Sugar Cookie Recipe

Karen’s Recipe for Perfect Rolled Sugar Cookies

  • Author: Moms Who Think
  • Total Time: 38 Minutes


For perfect rolled sugar cookies, try Karen’s sugar cookie recipe.


  1. 3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  2. 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  3. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  4. 1 cup white sugar
  5. 1 cup butter (softened at room temperature)
  6. 1 egg, lightly beaten (egg should be at room temperature)
  7. 3 Tablespoons half-and-half
  8. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) .
  2. Sift together all-purpose flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
  3. Cut in butter and blend with a pastry blender until mixture is crumbly.
  4. With a fork, stir in lightly beaten egg, vanilla and half-and-half. Blend well with fork, then your hands to ensure thorough blending. Chill dough for one hour for easier rolling.
  5. If you are not rolling the dough, chill for 15 minutes then skip to step 6 for baking.
  6. On a floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into shapes.
  7. Using a medium cookie scoop or two rounded Tablespoons for each cookie, drop dough onto parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Sprinkle with sugar or leave plain for decorating with icing.
  8. Bake for 7 – 8 minutes, or until lightly brown.
  • Prep Time: 30 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 Minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: sugar cookie frosting, rolled out sugar cookies