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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

the best sugar cookies


I know, it's a big statement to make. How can you rank something as the BEST? But when it comes to cookies, there is nothing that beats this sugar cookie cookie recipe! Truthfully, I'm not a big cookie eater, except when it comes to these sugar cookies at Christmas! 

There is no doubt that my love for cooking and baking comes from my mother -- she is the best cook I know! Although I love everything she makes, this probably takes the cake. Or the cookie ;) She has been making these cookies for years: from birthday parties, to graduations to showers, this cookie recipe is definitely a keeper and it's not limited to Christmastime.

What I love most about the recipe is that it's not your average sugar cookie recipe, which I find to be most of the time too sweet. This cookie resembles more of a shortbread in it's taste and texture and can be eaten without icing {which is actually the way I prefer it!}

A couple weekends ago, my mom and I started making Christmas cookies and I asked her if I could share this recipe with you because it's my very favorite. She agreed and I'm so excited to share it with you today. If you are still looking for a cookie to add to your rotation or looking for a delicious sugar cookie recipe, you should definitely give this a try! 




The BEST Sugar Cookies

{what you will need}
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon powder sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Mix all of the ingredients together. Wrap in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator overnight. Roll dough and cut into desired shapes. Bake 5-7 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool completely before icing.  


Thanks for stopping by and happy holiday baking!


  1. Gorgeous cookies! This recipe looks perfect! I actually phoned it in this year and got the Betty Crocker mix, but I will definitely give this recipe a try next year.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  2. Rachel, these sugar cookies are adorable! I don't make cookies much, unfortunately, just because I'm rubbish in the kitchen, but I do love eating them, hahaha

    May | THE MAYDEN | Bloglovin'

  3. Those cookies almost look too good to eat - almost!! LOL Such beautiful presentation girl! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  4. Oh Rachel, so pretty!!!! I love a good sugar cookie and these look incredible!!! You're such a classy lady and even your cookies look classy, lol!! I hope you have a terrific Tuesday!!

  5. sugar cookies are a MUST for me, and these look gorgeous! yes, that's what came to mind when i saw how lovely they were decorated! i know they are just as yummy too.

  6. Love sugar cookies from scratch, and yours look amazing! They're so fun to decorate which is the best part aside from eating them of course :)

    Green Fashionista

  7. I'm gonna have to make these, they look so good!

  8. These are almost too pretty to eat!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  9. these are so pretty! sugar cookies are my favorite!

  10. I have been craving sugar cookies! These look so pretty and festive! Almost to good to eat...almost!

    Xo Chelsea

  11. Omg these cookie turned out perfect! They are too cute and look so yummy!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  12. These look delicious:):):) Hope you're having a great week!!


  13. Looking so yummy
    Have a nice day
    Great post love reading it
    Have a nice day


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