Sugar Cookies

Whether you keep them plain or dress them up with sprinkles, these cookies are so easy and tasty that you’ll love having them around the house. We enjoy them year-round but like our ginger cookie recipe, there’s something about the holiday season that makes them taste extra delicious!

STEP ONE – Preparations

  1. Take a stick of unsalted butter out of the refrigerator to soften.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350°F with 2 oven racks in the middle.
  3. Lightly spray two large baking sheets with canola spray.
  4. Get out a medium mixing bowl and a stand mixer.
  5. Set up 2 cooling racks.

STEP TWO – Cream the Butter Mixture


¾ stick of unsalted butter
¾ cup of white sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 egg


  1. Cut the butter into small pieces and add it to the stand mixer with the sugar.
  2. Cream the ingredients for about 3-5 minutes until they’re light and fluffy.
  3. Add in the egg and vanilla and mix to completely combine.

STEP THREE – Finish the Batter and Bake


1 ½ cups of all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon of baking powder
½ teaspoon of fine sea salt
Sprinkles or raw sugar


  1. In the medium bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together.
  2. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and hand mix to combine.
  3. Drop 18-20 tablespoons of cookie batter onto the prepared baking sheets and press down with the back of a fork in a crisscross pattern.
  4. Sprinkle with raw sugar or colored sprinkles.
  5. Bake for 5 minutes.
  6. Switch the position of the baking sheets in the oven and bake for another 5 minutes until lightly browned around the edges.
  7. Transfer the cookies to the racks and let them cool for a few minutes before eating.

Recommended serving size: 2 cookies

Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat

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