Blue Ribbon Sugar Cookies
Sugar Cookies Recipe

Blue Ribbon Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies everyone will love! Decorate these buttery, crisp sugar cookies with colored sugar for a special touch.

72
cookies
45 min
PREP TIME
1 hr 10 min
TOTAL TIME

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

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 375°F.

  2. STEP 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. STEP 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.

Tip #1

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

Nutrition

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

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  February 13, 2018

Very disappointed in this recipe as written. The most glaring omission is salt. And there's not enough extract (it should be doubled). Without these changes, the cookie is very bland. The balls of dough need to be rolled in sugar prior to placing them on the pan, and it took a full 10 minutes to bake these in my accurate oven. I liked the texture and the ease of not having to roll out the dough, but I would not make these again without the changes I mentioned above.

— says JennG
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No, I made as is and didn't like the recipe. Next time I will add 1/2 tsp. of salt and increase the extract to 1 tsp. I also will roll each ball in sugar first, then press down with glass.

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ChallengingA breeze
WOULD MAKE IT AGAIN?
Probably NotAbsolutely!
  November 25, 2017

I've been making these for nearly 20 years! They're absolutely the best sugar cookies to ever make!

— says Rebecca
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ChallengingA breeze
WOULD MAKE IT AGAIN?
Probably NotAbsolutely!
  December 03, 2016

I make these cookies all the time. Simply one of the best sugar cookies ever!

— says Diane
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  November 18, 2015

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.

— says Mary
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  July 02, 2015

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!

— says Jenna
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