Sugar-Dipped Butter Cookies
Sugar-Dipped Butter Cookies Recipe

Sugar-Dipped Butter Cookies

A simple butter cookie recipe with a sweet crunch on top, these butter cookies are sure to please.

25 min
1 hr


2 cups sugar

3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Unsalted Butter,  softened

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt




 *Substitute Land O Lakes® Salted Butter.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 375°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine 1 cup sugar and 3/4 cup butter in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour, baking powder and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed.

  3. STEP 3

    Place remaining 1 cup sugar in another bowl.

  4. STEP 4

    Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Dip top of each ball into water, then into sugar. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 8-14 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.


2.5Fat (mg)
10Cholesterol (mg)
20Sodium (mg)
10Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)


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  November 08, 2017

I don't have any problems with this recipe. I make sure the egg is truly large, the butter is soft, and make exact measurements. I do it all in a Bowl and beat by hand (a good hand exercise). If you want it to rise more than put a slight more baking powder into the mix. Roll into balls, roll on the sugar and put in a container into the refrigerator to chill for at least till butter part of recipe hardens.

— says Suzanna
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  January 15, 2017

My cookies ended up spreading while in oven. They were still delicious. Texture was perfect and not to crispy. I dipped some in cinammon sugar mixture. Wonder what I need to do for them to keep the ball shape. Going to try again on a different cookie sheet. Used stone one thus time.

— says Stacy
  October 14, 2016

I chilled the dough after shaping, with the addition of mini chocolate chips! Dipping the whole cookie in water to roll in the granulated sugar. These buttery cookies freeze well, so you can have fresh baked cookies anytime!

— says Judith Giddis
  February 10, 2016

I too made these little hockey pucks used both granulated sugar on top and rainbow sprinkles, they were yummy, but need to have coffee with them, so to soften, I doubled the size and made them more blonde, still like biscotti. Just bought an oven thermometer! Thanks, I thought it was just me!!

— says Sharon
  May 16, 2015

I've made these 2 times now...they came out awesome for me. :) take them out when they're light gold on the bottom and start to crack on the top. 11 minutes for my oven.... My husband loves them. They stayed nice and soft for me....also for the people who said they came out flat, I've learned to use my old cookie sheets that I have used a lot, I have some newer ones and whenever I use those for cookies, the cookies always spread. I don't know if it's the nonstick stuff that is put on them, but my older beat-up cookie sheets work way better.

— says Becky
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