Fantastic Vanilla Sugar Cookies

This cookie has great flavor and is perfect for cut outs. I have noticed a lot of people posting in OTHER sugar cookie recipes that they taste too much like flour, I haven’t experienced that with this recipe, I just love it! Enjoy!


  • 3 3/4 c all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 c (two sticks) unsalted butter, room temp
  • 2 c granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 350, it is best to let it preheat 30 mins.
    In a medium bowl sift flour, baking powder and salt together, set aside.
    In a large mixing bowl beat butter and sugar until nice and fluffy.
    Beat in eggs one at a time, be sure to scrape bowl after each addition.
    Add vanilla.
    Add flour mixture and mix on low speed until dough just comes together. Like any other cookie recipe, do not over mix or they will be dry/crumbly.
    Remove dough from bowl, knead a couple of times just until smooth and pat in to a flat disk.
    Wrap in plastic wrap and chill until firm enough to roll.
    For easy rolling, place unwrapped disk between 2 sheets of parchment and roll on top of parchment until desired thickness is reached. Remove top parchment sheet.
    Slide bottom parchment (the one with rolled cookie dough) onto baking sheet, cut out desired shape.
    Bake @ 350 for 8-10 min or until edges start to golden.
    Cool on rack.

Comments (4)


These sound great. Going to make these for my granddaughters wedding. Approx. how many 3" cookies per batch? Also, I assume they can be frozen. Can they be frosted and then frozen? Thaks for your help.


you said 1cup? 2sticks,,, 1 cup is 4 sticks, I was wondering why these were so hoping you do mean 1 cup 4 sticks, im going to try that, they are way too dry if you only put 2 sticks in


@CarrieBear: 1 Cup is 2 Sticks as each stick is 1/2 Cup. 4 Sticks would be 2 Cups.

Anyways, I was wondering if you could use salted butter instead of unsalted?


These were perfect! They keep their shape for decorated cookies. I did use salted butter, it was all I had, and omitted the salt. Thanks for a great recipe!