Our Favorite Rolled Sugar Cookies Recipe

Rolled Sugar Cookies

When my sister and I were little, we used to look forward to Christmas cookie day. A few weeks before Christmas, we’d make rolled sugar cookies with our mom and grandma.

I used to love cutting out the shapes and decorating the cookies with colored sprinkles. We’d make several dozen – and believe me, everyone who got a cookie tray from my mom was glad we did!

Rolled Sugar Cookies

This recipe is killer. I’ll eat them with frosting. I’ll eat them with sprinkles. I’ll eat them with coffee. I’ll eat them for breakfast. On a boat, with a goat…you get the idea.

Our rolled sugar cookie recipe is one of those “so old you don’t know where it originally came from” recipes that gets passed from person to person and down through the generations. We haven’t changed it much over the years. Why mess with perfection?

Rolled Sugar Cookies

Our Favorite Rolled Sugar Cookies Recipe

Total Time: 1 hour

Our Favorite Rolled Sugar Cookies Recipe

Rolled sugar cookies are a holiday favorite. This is the best rolled sugar cookie recipe out there.

Ingredients

    Cookie Dough:
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 sticks soft margarine
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 7 cups flour
  • Icing:
  • 1 pound powdered sugar
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • Optional:
  • Colored sugar sprinkles
  • Jimmies
  • Other candies for decoration

Instructions

  1. Combine all of the dough ingredients except the flour in a large bowl.
  2. Slowly mix in the flour.
  3. Take a small piece of dough and form into a flat ball. Sprinkle a small amount of flour on your work surface and roll the ball into a sheet, being careful not to roll too thin.
  4. Use cookie cutters or a glass to cut the cookies and place on a cookie sheet.
  5. Decorate with sprinkles at this point if you will not be icing the cookies.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 7 minutes until the bottoms are just starting to get slightly brown. Do not wait for the entire cookie to get golden brown.
  7. Repeat with rest of dough.
  8. If desired, combine icing ingredients and frost the cookies when they've cooled.
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13 thoughts on “Our Favorite Rolled Sugar Cookies Recipe

  1. This icing looks yummy! I just made cookies, but my BF doesn’t like icing so I ate them plain :( Yesterday I stumbled upon some lemon curd at Trader Joes so we slapped some of that on them. They were yummy!

  2. I was just telling my Mom how much I missed her cut out cookies. She wasn’t sure she still had the recipe. Glad I found yours!

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