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Best Sugar Cookie Recipe EVER for Christmas or any Holiday!
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5 from 22 votes

The BEST Sugar Cookie Recipe

This is by far the BEST Sugar Cookie Recipe that we have ever made and trust me, we have made a ton! We have tested a ton of sugar cookie recipes throughout the years and this is by far the best. It holds its shape very well, they are so soft, and have amazing flavor. Perfect for any Holiday!

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24
Calories: 163kcal
Author: Jill


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, cold
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  • Using a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.  Add in egg, almond extract, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  •  In a medium mixing bowl, sift together flour and baking powder. Slowly add to the wet ingredients, mixing until well combined.
  •  Roll dough in a ball and place in refrigerator for 10 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees,
  • Remove from refrigerator and roll dough out on a well-floured surface until the dough is 1/4" thick. Use cookie cutters to cut out whatever shapes you desire.
  • Transfer to cookie sheet.  Freeze 5-10 minutes.
  • Remove from freezer and bake for 7-8 minutes or until cookies start to turn lightly golden around the edges.
  • Let completely cool and decorate using your favorite frosting or icing recipe


Serving: 24g | Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 256IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg