No Fail Sugar Cookies

This is my favorite go to recipe for all the fancy decorated cookies I make.
And sugar cookies in general.
No Fail Sugar Cookies | White Lights on Wednesday


No Fail Sugar Cookies
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 5 dozen 3" cookies
  • 6 cups flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 cups unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups white, granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract or desired flavoring (almond perhaps?)
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  1. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla. Mix well. mix dry ingredients and add a little at a time to butter mixture. Mix until flour is incorporated and the dough comes together.
  2. Chill for 1 to 2 hours.
  3. Roll to desired thickness {spacers help A LOT} and cut into desired shapes. Bake on a Sil-Pat lined baking sheet at 350 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes or until just beginning to turn brown around the edges.
I usually make a half batch of this dough and get about 2 to 3 dozen cookies, depending on the shapes/sizes of the cookie cutter.



  1. says

    I have the same recipe and it is the only one I will use. I tried so many and was about to give up until I saw this recipe on Cake Central. I actually just made some cookies yesterday and froze them. I will decorate them in a couple days.
    Love your blog!!!

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