Best Sugar Cookie Recipe

June 21, 2021

What Baker or Homemaker doesn't want the Best Sugar Cookie Recipe Ever...right?

A recipe that can be rolled or dropped to make the most delicious sugar cookies ever and it's a simple recipe that offers great results!

By now you know that I just love sharing baking, making, and family happenings here. 

You see, for me these things are the backbone of living.

 Best Sugar Cookie Recipe

Helping Out With Molly, Kennedy and Easton

So I am here today to pick up the pace! I sort of took a small sabbatical while I was in Florida helping out with Molly, Kennedy and Easton. Their Mama, ( my daughter went back to nursing school, her hubby is a Major in the Airforce and works different schedules.) So I stepped in for the first semester to be there for the grands and make life flow a little smoother for the Kiss family. I did a whole lot of playing, laughing, snuggling and naturally some cooking and baking too.

Best Sugar Cookie Recipe

Two year old hands are just the best! All squishy and sweet and eager so just about any cookie shape will do, truly there was no need to be overly particular for this little guy to enjoy his cookie. 

When Life Gives You Humidity Skip The Rolling and Make Drop Sugar Cookies.

I am blessed with a large family so naturally I have a arsenal of recipe books and so many recipes memorized in this noggin of mine.

A few years ago I made another batch of sugar cookies from an older recipe. 

They were amazing in flavor, texture and super easy to decorate too, down side is they have to be refrigerated. 

This time with the humidity being so high and this dough so tender it was definitely not cookie rolling weather. So you know the old saying when life gives you lemons you make lemonade! In this case when life gives you humidity skip the rolling and make drop cookies!

Best Sugar Cookie Recipe

This little smiling sweetheart certainly doesn't need a sugar cookie to make here any more sweeter😊.

Mixing Up The Best Sugar Cookie Dough

Best Sugar Cookie Recipe

Best Sugar Cookie Recipe Also Known as Stephanie's Sugar Cookie Recipe. 

I discovered this recipe on Instagram from a gal named Stephanie. I think you'd like to hop on over to right here to see her detail tips on decorating sugar cookies too! Stephanie really knows how to decorate her cookies. You'll get so much inspiration...think 4th of July!

I am a vanilla nut so I tweaked this recipe to increase the vanilla.

 Be sure to invest in quality vanilla it really makes ALL the difference in flavor.

Best Sugar Cookies
3-5 dozen
Jemma Olson
Prep time
15 Min
Cook time
10 Min
Inactive time
5 Min
Total time
30 Min

Best Sugar Cookies

Super easy sugar cookie dough recipe that can be rolled or dropped to make the most delicious sugar cookies. Easy recipe with no refrigeration needed.


Best Sugar Cookie Recipe Ingredients
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • 4 cups flour


Best Sugar Cookie Dough Directions
  1. Cream sugar and butter together until light and fluffy
  2. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition
  3. Add vanilla and mix well
  4. In a separate bowl combine salt, baking powder and flour gradually add creamed mixture to dry ingredients. Mix well.
  5. Roll dough out on floured surface.
  6.  Cut into shapes.
  7. If making drop cookies use an ice-cream scoop or large spoon.
  8. Drop on cookie sheet covered with parchment paper.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
  10. Cool before frosting.

Use A Ice Cream Scoop For Making Drop Sugar Cookies

Best Sugar Cookie Recipe

Place Scoops of Sugar Cookie Dough On A Parchment Covered Cookie Sheet.

Best Sugar Cookie Recipe

Bake At 350 Degrees For 8-10 Minutes! TADA!

Best Sugar Cookie Recipe

Serve with a cold glass of milk on a Hot Summer Day and then take a nap!



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  1. YUM! I need one of those cookies to go with my coffee! I know your family was surely glad to have you to help out and of course the extra blessing was being with those sweet kids. Jemma. that darling girl looks just you! I mean just like you. You have a most beautiful family. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  2. JEMMA!!!!!!!! That was such a pleasant read and those grands of yours are SO DARN CUTE! I agree about a two-year old's hands. Squishy and in many cases, stronger than you think! This little guy's hands are cookie-ready! Oh what a delight to see them both and your recipe sounds perfect for a cold holiday celebration. So good to see you back my friend!

  3. They look tasty and such a sweet family, I enjoy reading about your family adventures. I'm sitting here thinking to myself... I look forward to the day when I can be at home. Hugs,

  4. This looks good and I"m always looking for a good sugar cookie recipe! Your grands are darling!

  5. Yum and cute! How nice of you to go in and help your daughter while she goes back to school. I am sure the grands loved having you there too. Looks like lot of fun. Drop sugar cookies yum and easy. Thanks for sharing with us. Have a great new week. xoxo Kris

  6. Yummm! Happy to hear from you, Jemma. You're a good mama and grandma! I know your daughter must've felt it a luxury to be able to adjust to her new schedule with you there in her first semester. Best wishes to her family!

  7. What cute little munchkins your grands are! They look like you, too. :o) Thanks for the recipe, I'm looking forward to trying it.

  8. These cookies look yummy & the kids are adorable!! What a winning combo!

  9. There's nothing like a good 'ole sugar cookie and a glass of milk or even a hot cup of coffee. It's actually my favorite cookie at Christmastime. Your sugar cookies look
    Yummy, Jemma, and your grandkids sure do seem to like them. I see a resemblance between you and that sweet grandgirl of yours. It's wonderful that you got to spend so much time with them recently. I can't wait to see my family next month. Nel is taking a camping road trip for her 40th, and they will end up north and stop here. Thanks for sharing your cookie recipe, Jemma, and I think baked good taste even better with vanilla. ; )

    Wishing you happy July days next month. : )


  10. I would love a sugar cookie about now. You keep up your figure well with all the baking you do.
    I did not realize you had 18 grands!
    I am amazed with your garden after moving so soon. I would still be unpacking.
    It has been raining so much here.
    Have a great 4th of July.


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