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Basic Sugar Cookies

Average: 3 (44 votes)

Make plenty of these for your little artists to use as canvases.

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes + 30 minutes chilling
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Serves: 3 dozen


  1. In a large bowl, with mixer at medium speed, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, milk, and vanilla. Blend in flour, baking powder, and salt until well mixed. Divide dough in half and chill 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease 2 large cookie sheets. On a lightly floured surface, working with half of the dough at a time, roll 1/8 inch thick. With floured cookie cutters, cut dough into shapes. Using a metal spatula or pancake turner, place cookies 1/2 inch apart on cookie sheets. Reroll trimmings and continue to cut shapes. Bake 8 minutes, or until very lightly browned. Transfer cookies to racks to cool completely.


  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 4 teaspoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

  • 1 cookie:
  • Calories 76
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Total Fat 4g
  • Protein 2g
  • Carbohydrate 10g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Sodium 90mg
  • Cholesterol 16mg

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