Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Grandma Ashton's Sugar Cookie Recipe

3/4 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups sifted flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt

***You can use this recipe in your cookie molds and cookie stamps, but you will need to leave out the baking powder if you do.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Combine dry ingredients and set aside. Cream the butter and sugar, add the eggs and vanilla.  Stir in the dry ingredients.  Chill dough.  

Roll out between 1/8" and 1/4" thickness (your personal preference) on a lightly floured surface.  Cut with cookie cutters and gently lift cookies and place about 1 inch apart on a cookie sheet. You can sprinkle with sugar before baking, or frost later.

Bake 6 to 8 minutes.

Let cool completely then frost.

I have a confession to make...I NEVER chill my dough and my cookies still come out perfect. They sure do taste good too!

Images are from "Christmas Kitchen Clipart" which is available at my Etsy Shop.


  1. Thank you so much for adding more sugar to my life ... so sweet!
    I will try this for 4th of July:)

  2. Yum! I'm always on the look out for new cookie recipe. My children will thank you. I'm Sian from . I followed your link from Etsy Blog Team. Lovely blog! :)

  3. What a cute clip art and yummy cookies! I love the santa on the tea pot :)

  4. Awesome! We might be making these today!



  5. Thanks for posting this recipe.

    Getting ready for Christmas in July too ..

    (found you on Blogging Buddies)

  6. My kids LOVE sugar cookies! And I'm so glad to know that I'm not the only one who doesn't chill dough. lol =0) I'll try Grandma Ashton's recipe next time we feel like sugar cookies.

  7. I like the angel shaped ones. I can image it must be fun to decorate those!

  8. believe it or not I never make cut out cookies. I don't know why I think I need to make some of these

  9. You can't go wrong with a good sugar cookie. Thanks for the recipe!


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