Blue Ribbon Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies Recipe
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62 Reviews
Sugar cookies everyone will love! Decorate these buttery, crisp sugar cookies with colored sugar for a special touch.
45 min
Prep Time
1:10
Total Time
72 cookies

Ingredients

1 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/2 cup
powdered sugar
1/2 cup
sugar
1
large Land O Lakes® Egg
1/2 teaspoon
vanilla
2 1/4 cups
all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon
cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon
baking soda
 
Sugar
Decorator sugars, if desired

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. Combine butter, powdered sugar and 1/2 cup sugar in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour, cream of tartar and baking soda; beat at low speed until dough forms a ball.
  3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten to about 1 1/2 inches with bottom of glass dipped in sugar; sprinkle with decorator sugars, if desired. Bake 7-9 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Let stand 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to cooling rack.

Recipe Tips

If cookies spread too much, chill dough about 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories
45
Cholesterol
10mg
Carbohydrates
5g
Protein
1g
Fat
2.5g
Sodium
35mg
Dietary Fiber
<1g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

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This is a wonderful sugar cookie recipe. Everyone loves them and they never last long. This is the only sugar cookie recipe I will ever use.

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Amazing recipe! i opted to roll and color the dough to make spiral red white and blue Fourth of July cookies. Not only was the dough the perfect texture(not sticky at all!), but it held the colored dyes great! My new favorite recipe!

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This cookies are absolutely delicious! This is the only sugar cookie recipe I will ever use, ever again, no matter the occasion, period! Decorates beautifully! So most and chewy and hold their shape well.These cookies do not last long at my house! This recipe is definitely a keeper.

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These are the only sugar cookies I make now. No rolling, easy to prepare and they look festive with the sprinkles no matter the holiday.

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Very good recipe - I had no trouble at all, these turned out quite well, I added a few squirts of lemon juice also, just because I like a hint of lemon. These are very yummy cookies, I don't understand the couple of negative comments, they must have made a mistake, however, these only made about 40-45 cookies for me and I too used a 1 inch cookie scoop. This recipe is very tasty!! But does not yield anywhere close to 70 cookies, that I have to agree with one reviewer on.

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The BEST sugar cookie recipe. The only one I use anymore.

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I have been making these sugar cookies since 1993, I found a tiny insert from BHG magazine that had all the classic EASY cookie recipes. I use it every christmas to make my batches up, well this year i went to get the little book out and it was gone! no where to be found! I was so upset...and then i got onto my computer and TO MY EXCITEMENT HERE IT IS!!! I can only say make extra of these because they will disappear quickly!!

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I am truly sorry.. this is the WORST recipe for sugar cookies.. and I have been baking since I was 5 years old.. should have stuck with my traditional ones.. but thought to try something different... this came out so dry... unflavorful... just VERY disappointed...

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I have made these cookies since July of 2000 - always a winner! My son is a sugar cookie monster and still, after all these years, swears these are the best. I love them because they are easy to put together and do not require cookie cutters.

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Simple delicious and can be decorated for any holiday.

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I really don't care for sugar cookies. My feeling is that if I am going to indulge in the carbs/calories it had better be something sinful and chocolate; however, I really liked these cookies. They were easy to make and turned out beautifully. The only thing I noticed was that even though I used my 1 inch scoop (which made a lot more cookies than the recipe stated) the cook time was almost 13 minutes per batch. I thought my oven might have been running cold but the cupcakes I was cooking at the same temp just before were done 4 minutes earlier than their stated time. So just start with a low cook time and keep track how long your test batch takes. Otherwise, these were easy and I was baking on a hot humid day. I just kept the dough in the fridge between trays. All of my guests loved them as well!

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Love this easy to make recipe .. Oh so good!!

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Yummy! The cookies are delicious!! They have great flavor, consistency, and were easy to make.

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I love this recipe! After shaping, I dip the dough in the colored sugar. Then, sugar side up, I flatten them slightly and they come out perfect every time!

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A family favorite! Recently requested by my sister who lives out of state.

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I don't understand why at the top of the recipe it says 72 cookies! I followed the recipe, including making them the correct size, and I got only 47 cookies. I was annoyed, because I needed 50 cookies to deliver to a church dinner for the homeless (okay, maybe they don't count each cookie), so I picked this recipe because the yield was so high, I thought I'd get my 50 and some leftover for the family. Since I packed up all 47 for the dinner, I didn't even get to sample one, so I have no idea how they turned out. I will try to bake them again for my family sometime, but I think whoever publishes these recipes should change the yield!

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My husband is the cookie monster. He is a connoisseur of cookies. I make over 4,000 at Christmas time (8 different kinds) to give to friends, family, neighbors and teachers. They do not leave the house until they are tested by the taster and perfect. He has never liked sugar cookies because everyone uses the cut and bake from the grocery store. My youngest son wanted to make some this year. I scoured the web and came across your recipe. My husband absolutely loves them. The boys all dug into them. He finished them off after they went to bed. My youngest was upset when he got up because he planned on taking them with his lunch. He came home from school and we had to make a double batch. My husband keeps proclaiming "these are the best sugar cookies ever!"

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The best melt-in-your-mouth sugar cookie recipe. Works great with a cookie gun. I spice them up with cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and nutmeg.

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I have been looking for the perfect Christmas sugar cookie recipe because they are expensive when you buy them from a bakery or even the bakery section of a supermarket. Also, they are never available outside of the holidays. Well, I can now have my cookies year round and I will make them year round because I loved the taste of these. They were very soft and not really rich like some sweets. A+

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I made these using 100% whole wheat flour for my "high fiber" family. I had no vanilla and used almond extract. My family loves them! They are looking forward to having them again with vanilla. Super simple and super delicious.

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