This is the easiest recipe I’ve ever used. I mixed up 6 batches of sugar cookies in about 20 minutes using this recipe and I don’t double up due to mixer capacity and what naturally happens when you add too much flour at once! LOL! I’m archiving it online since I’ve had to photocopy my recipe card three times now due to excessive wear and tear. This is the recipe we use for our Annual Christmas Cookie Decorating Party!


Cream with a mixer:

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 softened sticks of butter
  • 1 cup of sugar


  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 ts. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

Slowly mix in:

  • 3 1/2 cups of flour

Chill dough one hour.

Then, working with 1/4 of the dough at a time, roll out to desired thickness on a surface lightly sprinkled with a flour and sugar mixture (sugar helps keep the dough from drying out!) Cut with floured cookie cutters.

Bake at 350 degrees for 7 minutes or until golden brown.

Decorate to your hearts content and ENJOY!

Yield: really depends on your cookie cutter. About 2 dozen “regular sized” cookie cutters.

We made all the cookies below from 4 batches of dough. I took some different photos – but I thought this was the funniest because on the TV, which was several yards behind the children, is the head of the little boy in the movie Mary Poppins – but at first glance, it looks like there’s an extra child in our family!! I started laughing….and wanted to blog it! HA!!

Cookies from Recipe