The Best Sugar Cookie Recipe

We have found The Best Sugar Cookie Recipe ever and we couldn’t wait to share it so that everyone can have super yummy homemade sugar cookies.

This recipe will make quite a bit of cookies but the actual number depends on the size of the cookie cutters you are using. Using these large-ish cookie cutters, we made 36 cookies. If you only need a couple dozen cookies, you can cut this recipe in half.

You’ll Need:

2 cups Sweet Cream Salted Butter (softened)
2 cups Sugar
2 Eggs
2 tbsp. Vanilla
4 tsp. Baking Powder
6 cups Flour (All-Purpose)


Add butter and sugar to your mixer. Cream the butter and sugar until it is completely mixed. Do not over-mix.
Add vanilla and eggs and mix until completely incorporated.
Add Baking Powder and mix.
Mix in the flour two cups at a time.
Do not chill the dough, the cookies will bake better if the dough is at room temperature.
Roll a handful of the dough out on a prepared surface until it's about 3/8" thick and cut out shapes with a cookie cutter.
Bake at 350 degrees for 6-8 minutes depending on the size of the cookie. Do not over-bake.
Frost with The Best Buttercream Frosting




  • 4 cups Powdered Sugar (or 1 pound)
  • 1 cup Butter (Softened Salted Sweet Cream)
  • 2-3 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 1-2 tablespoons Milk
  • Decorating Bags
  • Wilton 2D Decorating Tip
  • Mixer


  1. Add softened butter and vanilla to the mixing bowl and mix until completely combined.
  2. Add Powdered Sugar and beat on low until it is incorporated. Then move mixer up to medium-high speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. When completely mixed the frosting may appear dry.
  3. Add milk a little bit at a time until frosting is the proper consistency.