Perfect Sugar Cookies

April 24, 2016

Finally, the PERFECT sugar cookie recipe! It's easy and fast to make and there's NO CHILLING required! This one is a game changer.

Perfect Sugar Cookies

Perfect Sugar Cookies


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp lemon extract
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
  2. Cream butter and sugar together until fluffy.
  3. Beat in the egg, vanilla, lemon extract, baking powder and salt.
  4. Add flour one cup at a time, beating until combined combined after each addition.
  5. Divide dough in half. Roll out one of the halves to ¼". Use parchment or a silicone mat under the rolled dough to prevent sticking. Rub a small amount of flour into your rolling pin to prevent sticking.
  6. Cut out cookies with desired shapes and place on a silicone mat/parchment lined baking sheet.
  7. Excess dough may be re-rolled and cut for cookies.
  8. Bake for 6-8 minutes. The cookies should still be white﹣not browned, but should look set.
  9. Cool cookies completely. If you used parchment, you can lift the paper off the pan and set the whole thing on a cooling rack, or let them cool right on the baking sheet.
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By Becky

Becky is a mom to 4 kiddos and wife to an awesome guy. She's a food fanatic and loves creating and improving recipes. Bread is her weakness and delicious food is her passion!

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