My Favorite Sugar Cookies

137993176052049490_8kEFBoAI_cOne of my favorite Christmas traditions is baking cookies with my mom. Let’s just say that my mom could be the next Julia Child! She ROCKS at baking. Pies. Cakes. Cookies. Breads. Rolls. YUM!

Every year we make sugar cookies. We use her bronze cookie cutters that are in shapes of angels, reindeer, gingerbread men, a Christmas tree, a holly branch and a star. And then we eat them throughout the month. (Man, I’m getting hungry just thinking about them! Maybe I’ll whip some up this weekend.)

Here’s the recipe for the best sugar cookies! (It could be a Betty Crocker recipe actually! Not sure who came up with it…but it’s awesome!)



1 c. butter

½ c. powdered sugar

½ c. sugar

1 egg

2 ¼ c. flour

½. tsp baking soda

½ tsp cream of tartar

1 ½ tsp vanilla or almond

½ tsp salt



1 ½ Tbs. really soft butter

1 Tbs. milk

1/8 Tbs. almond flavoring (or vanilla…but almond is delightful!)

1 c. powdered sugar

1-2 drops of food coloring

(To make frosting thicker, add more powdered sugar. To make thinner, add more milk)

Preheat oven to 375. Mix butter, sugars; add egg & vanilla. Mix in dry ingredients. Refrigerate until firmer. Roll out with rolling pin. Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes. Bake 8-10 min! Let cool and then frost.





  1. So Awesome! I was just looking for a recipe for sugar cookies, because the one I have has to be in the fridge overnight and I want to make a quick batch with my daughter. Thanks

  2. Hi Alyssa,

    Probably a dumb question but what does the ‘c.’ stand for? a cup?
    Just confirming… 🙂
    Would love to try and bake these soon…good cookies are welcome all year through, right? ha ha

    Also, just wanted to let you know that I’m from South Africa, not sure if you’ve other readers from my country but just wanted to share with you that you blog reaches, inspires and touches those around the world!

    God continue to Bless and use you!

    1. Hi Chanelle,
      Thanks so much! Wow- that’s amazing! I visited South Africa for awhile in college 🙂 The c stands for cup- and yes!!! They’re good all year round. I made them for a wedding one time- made them in hearts and just colored the frosting pink. Have fun making them!

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