The Best Sugar Cookie Recipe Ever

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Who doesn’t love a wonderful sugar cookie? I am truthfully not really a sugar cookie person, but let me tell you….this sugar cookie recipe is amazing. I always make them fairly thick and they seem to stay soft and good at all times!  I made these last week for Valentine’s Day (about 70+ hearts) and not a single one was wasted.

Sugar Cookie Recipe:

  • 1 Cup Oleo or Butter
  • 1 Cup Shortening
  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Cup White Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 1/2 Cups Flour

Of course, there is always the stand mixer kept in your kitchen!

    1. Cream together the Butter and the Shortening.
    2. Add the Powdered Sugar and the White Sugar
    3. Add the remaining ingredients; eggs, vanilla, salt, baking soda, and flour.
    4. After the cookie dough is all mixed together you can refrigerate if you feel necessary. (I typically don’t refrigerate)

  1. Sprinkle some Powdered Sugar (Yes, powdered sugar) down on the table before you place the cookie dough down to roll out.
  2. Roll out the cookie dough almost to thickness of cinnamon roll bread thickness (thicker than you would normally do sugar cookies)
  3. Cut the cookies into whatever shapes you have available.
  4. Place on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 10 – 15 minutes. (I never cooked longer than 12 minutes, usually right at 10 1/2 minutes long).
  5. Let cool on the pan before removing to finish cooling.
  6. Keep repeating steps 5-9 until all cookie dough is done.



  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar (+ enough to make the right consistency for your frosting)
  • 1 Tablespoon Milk
  • A splash of vanilla
  1. Mix all of the above ingredients together. Keep adding a little milk or powdered sugar until you have the right consistency for your frosting.
  2. You can add food coloring if you want to decorate them.

These cookies are absolutely amazing. I hope that your family will enjoy them as much as my family enjoys them. Remember Sugar cookies are good more than just at Christmas 😉 Let me know what your family and you think!


  1. Janet W. says

    Sugar cookies are my favorite kind of cookie! I just love them! I’ll have to try your recipe!

  2. hey,i cant wait to try that it should be delicious,thank you for that recipe

  3. Julie Wood says

    This really does look like the Best Sugar Cookie recipe! I will have to make this recipe for Easter! I love Sugar cookies and make them all the time for Christmas! Thanks for sharing!!

  4. shelly peterson says

    I love sugar cookies, these look delicious. Would love to try them but I have to say our family sugar cookie recipe I have made since I was a kid with my Mom is still my favorite so far. 🙂

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