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No Fail Sugar Cookies

Course Dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 5 dozen 3" cookies
Author Cake Central


  • 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.

Recipe Notes

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.