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Best Rolled Sugar Cookie Dough Recipe

Sugar Cookie Dough for Cut Out Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened (no substitutes)
  • 1 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Directions

1

With an electric mixer or hand mixer, cream butter and sugar. Add egg and blend well. Add extracts and blend. Mix salt and flour together and gradually add. Knead into a ball. Cover dough and chill dough for about 2 hours (this step is a must!!).

2

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Working with about 1/3 of the batch at a time, briefly knead the chilled dough and roll about 1/8 inch to 1/4 inch thick on a floured surface. Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes with the dough.

3

Bake cookies on parchment paper-lined baking trays at 375 degrees for about 12-14 minutes, or until edges are slightly golden. I love that these cookies come out soft, buttery and perfect! Yum :)

27 Comments

best rolled sugar cookie dough

Who doesn’t love a soft and chewy sugar cookie?

They are such a fun activity to do with the kids and perfect for every holiday. If you have ever been disappointed when taking the time to roll out cookies and they come out wonky, check out this basic recipe! It makes gorgeous cookie cutter shaped cookies that are both delicious and easy to make.

Sugar Cookie Dough for Cut Out Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened (no substitutes)
  • 1 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Directions

1

With an electric mixer or hand mixer, cream butter and sugar. Add egg and blend well. Add extracts and blend. Mix salt and flour together and gradually add. Knead into a ball. Cover dough and chill dough for about 2 hours (this step is a must!!).

2

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Working with about 1/3 of the batch at a time, briefly knead the chilled dough and roll about 1/8 inch to 1/4 inch thick on a floured surface. Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes with the dough.

3

Bake cookies on parchment paper-lined baking trays at 375 degrees for about 12-14 minutes, or until edges are slightly golden. I love that these cookies come out soft, buttery and perfect! Yum 🙂

Additional Notes

(adapted from The Decorated Cookie)

Frosted Valentines CookiesCheck out this royal icing recipe via Wilton.com that I’ve used on my Valentine’s Day cookies.

Now it’s time for the icing!

For the Valentine’s Cookies pictured above, I’ve used a sugar cookie decorating technique called “flooding” where you outline the cookie in royal icing with a pastry bag and then fill in the middle with a watered down royal icing using a squeeze bottle. You then use a toothpick to help fill in the cookie. It’s actually really simple but definitely time consuming! 🙂 To learn more about this method and the equipment needed click here for a great tutorial.

Not bad for my first time “flooding”, what do you think?


Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s DIY/Crafts created just for Hip2Save, click here.


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Comments 27

  1. Dhigc

    Thanks!!!

  2. Lizz

    These look great, good job!! I love making cookies for my family. This recipe seems pretty simple. Can’t wait to try, thanks!!

  3. Ann

    These look delicious! Now I am hungry.

  4. harlow

    I would pay 20.00 for one LOL Yummmmmy

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Thanks Harlow! Just saw this comment and it made me smile 🙂

  5. MrsFelix1004

    Can you substitute the almond exact for something else? I have one that is allergic. Thanks!

    • Heather C.

      I’d say you could leave it out. The recipe i have is very similar, but no almond extract. 🙂

    • Just Me

      I’d just leave it out. I don’t have it and I’m not making a trip for it. Maybe use vanilla

    • Brie

      Definitely. Use whatever flavor you like or leave it out!

    • A

      Can you use imitation almond extract? I don’t know if that’s a nut thing.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Yes just leave it out. Thanks for the question!

  6. Amy

    We use orange extract and it is delicious!

  7. Laura

    I just bought red sugar sprinkles today. In the mood for Valentines sugar cookies.

  8. MrsFelix1004

    Thanks for responding! The cookies look very yummy!

  9. Scmckinney

    Self rising flour or all purpose?

    • Heather C.

      Usually AP flour for this sort of recipe.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Yes for sure All Purpose 🙂 Thanks!

  10. Lauren

    Now i want to make cookies.
    Since this post is about Valentine’s day are you going to start posting deals soon?

  11. A

    You guys should check out bakeat350.com. She has BEAUTIFUL cookies and amazing recipes. And I’m not affiliated. Just a fan 🙂

  12. Jennifer

    Lina, is this the same recipe that you posted last year? I made those and they were awesome.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Yes and thanks Jennifer! I love sugar cookies!! Ha

  13. llc

    If you don’t have time to chill the dough, increase the flour to 3 cups. I always use this method because I always used to overchill my dough and it would be rock hard.
    And an easy icing cheat – I recommend Betty Crocker Cookie Icing. It comes in all the colors and its the perfect cookie consistency. On that note, I don’t recommend the Wilton brand. Its more expensive and the last 5 containers I purchased have been runny and unusable.

  14. Raizi

    You can substitute 1/2 cup of the flour with ground nuts (almonds or walnuts). It adds texture and a great taste.

  15. Amber

    How many cookies does this recipe make?

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      This will depend on how big your shapes are. Mine were pretty big so maybe 20-22. The recipe says about 30 servings. HTH

  16. Cherie

    How many does this recipe make? Thanks

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      This will depend on how big your shapes are. Mine were pretty big so maybe 20-22. The recipe says about 30 servings. HTH

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