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Sugar Cookie Recipe For Any Occasion

Updated: Jan 26

Sugar cookies are great for any occasion, and they are great to work with if you want to ice and decorate some cookies for a cute event like a birthday party, holiday party, or even a baby shower. We love making these cookies with the kids because we can use fun cookie cutters to get amazing cookies for anything and everything.

We want to share with you the simple recipe that we use for our sugar cookies. You can use this recipe for baking fun cookies with the kiddos for the holidays or buy some cute cookie cutters for Fourth of July cookies.

We love using our sugar cookie recipe when making cute Christmas tree cookies for the holidays like these here.

Yield 60 cookies

Prep Time 20 minutes

Max Hold Time 3 months stored frozen for batter or baked product


  • 19 oz all-purpose flour

  • 12 oz butter

  • 10.5 oz sugar

  • 8 oz cream cheese

  • .5 oz baking soda

  • .5 oz vanilla

  • .5 oz salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. Cream together your butter, sugar, vanilla, and cream cheese.

  3. Add your dry ingredients.

  4. Mix just enough to incorporate all the ingredients.

  5. Do not over mix.

  6. Dust a clean surface with either flour or a 50/50 mix of flour and powdered sugar.

  7. Roll out dough until about 1/4-1/2 inch thick depending on how thick you like your sugar cookies.

  8. Cut out your cookies.

  9. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 12-15 minutes.

  10. Let them cool completely.

  11. Add icing. We have an east American buttercream you can make right at home here.

  12. Add any other decorations.

Cookies are a great activity to do together. My kids love choosing different cookie cutters and decorating their cookies in different ways.

Cookies are also a great idea for homemade gift ideas for the holidays. If money is tight, but you have lots of people on your list, then make them some tasty cookies for the holidays.

Whatever you do, don’t ruin your yummy sugar cookies by adding disgusting store-bought icing. Yuck. Instead, don’t forget to grab our recipe for American Buttercream here. It even includes an adorable tutorial with one of our youngest bakers. Seriously, once you see how easy it is to make American buttercream at home, you will never want to buy store-bought again. We even have this tasty pumpkin flavored American buttercream icing here. Now you can do something with all your extra pumpkin puree.

If you are excited to make this recipe, but you don’t need 60 sugar cookies, then we suggest grabbing our recipe remote here. This recipe remote allows you to quickly scale a recipe up or down depending on your baking needs without having to do all the math manually. If you would rather do it by hand, then read how to convert recipes here.

Are you just starting in the baking business or ready to take your baking business to a new level, then we suggest you read our blog post on how to start a baking business here. Plus, you will want to grab our FREE email course here to learn how to price your items to make money.

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