Best Sugar Cookie Recipe for Cookie Cutters

People are contacting us all of the time for the best sugar cookie recipe to use with our cookie cutter so we have provided our favorite & most recommended sugar cookie recipe (and we have tried A LOT of sugar cookie recipes) below. Happy baking! 

Prep Time
Cook Time
Ready In
20 minutes
8 minutes
3 hours

Servings 5 dozen  

Sugar Cookies Decorated


  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 5 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).  
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. 
  3. Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.

    Nutritional Information

    Amount Per Serving  Calories: 109 | Total Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 26mg