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Classic Sugar Cookies - #SundaySupper Cookie Jar

Classic Sugar Cookies

What's better than a Classic Sugar Cookie?
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Keyword Classic Sugar Cookies
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 48 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 64 cookies
Calories 64kcal
Author Renee Dobbs


  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • Turbinado sugar or colored sanding sugar for topping


  • Beat butter in a large bowl until creamy. Gradually add sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
  • Add egg and vanilla and beat well.
  • Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.
  • Flour mixture and milk to creamed mixture and mix until just combined. The dough will be slightly crumbly.
  • Divide dough in half. Press one half of dough together then shape into an 8-inch long log. Wrap log in plastic wrap or parchment paper.
  • Repeat with remaining half of dough. Chill dough overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or non-stick liners.
  • Unwrap dough log and slice into 1/4-thick rounds. Place rounds 1-inch apart on cookie sheets.
  • Sprinkle cookies with turbinado or sanding sugar.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until edges are golden brown.
  • Cool cookies on baking sheet for 2 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack and cool completely.


Time stated does not include time for chilling dough overnight.


Calories: 64kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 18mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.3mg