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Amazing Sugar Cookie Recipe

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Amazing Sugar Cookie Recipe
Servings: 24 cookies
Author: Amanda Rettke


  • 1 c 125g confectioners sugar
  • 1 c 227g butter, room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 c 125g all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 c 94g cake flour
  • 2 tsp. 7g cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp. 1g baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. 1g baking soda
  • pinch table salt
  • 2 c 250g confectioners sugar
  • 1/4 c butter 28g, room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp. 3g vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons 20-30g milk
  • 1 drops food coloring if adding


Sugar Cookies

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer with paddle attachment, blend sugar, butter, egg, and vanilla on low to just combine. Switch mixer to medium-high and mixer for about 3 minutes, or until light a fluffy.
  • While that is mixer place flour, cake flour, cornstarch, baking powder and baking soda into a bowl and whisk together.
  • With the mixer on low speed, slowly add dry ingredients into the butter mixture. Mix until just combined.
  • Remove bowl from mixer and add in pinch of salt. With a rubber spatula, scrape down sides of bowl and gently mix ingredients.
  • Using a small ice cream scoop, scoop out balls of sugar cookie and place on a parchment lined baking sheet close together.
  • Do this until all the dough is gone; you should have about 24 sugar cookie dough balls.
  • Place in freezer for at least one hour. (if freezing for longer make sure the sugar cookie dough is sealed in an air tight container until ready to use)
  • When ready to bake heat oven to 350 degrees F. (325 in convection ovens)
  • Place dough ball (can still be frozen) on parchment lined baking sheet 2 inches apart from each other.
  • Bake for 7-10 minutes, or until no longer "wet" looking in the center. These cookies are best when slightly under-done.


  • Cream butter and vanilla in mixer for 2-4 minutes.
  • Add in powder sugar, one cup at a time.
  • If you find your mixer struggling, slowing add in milk.
  • Add in food coloring if necessary.
  • Use more milk for a creamy consistency, use less milk for a stiff consistency.