Sugar cookies are by far my favorite cookies. Yet, I’ve never made it from scratch before. I got this brand new Hamilton Beach 7 Speed Stand Mixer that I wanted to take for a spin. So I figured a sugar cookie recipe would be a great idea. It also gave me something fun to do with the kids.
Simple Sugar Cookie Recipe
This post is in collaboration with Hamilton Beach Canada.
Now, before I go into the recipe, I need to be 100% honest with you guys.
1. I made THREE different recipes before finding ONE that was “edible.”
2. I’m probably not going to be making sugar cookies again for a while.
Everyone I talked to said that sugar cookies are super easy to make. I’m sure they are right, but I had a hard time finding a recipe that worked for me. I tried the sugar cookie recipe from Martha Stewart and two different ones I found on the allrecipes.com website. I messed it up each time. The recipe from Martha Stewart wasn’t sweet enough, and the one from allrecipes.com was too dry (5 cups of flour is a bit much no?). So I decided to change the recipe up a bit and surprise surprise, they came out perfectly.
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
- Two large eggs
- One teaspoon salt
- One teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups of flour
- Two teaspoons baking powder
- With your stand mixer, cream together the sugar and the softened butter. Then add the eggs and vanilla extract
- Slowly add the flour, baking powder, and salt.
- Change your mixing setting to 4 but do not over mix.
- Cover your dough and chill for 1 hour
- Before rolling, pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
- Add some flour to a clean surface and roll your dough gently.
- Use cookie cutters in the shapes you want.
- Place the cookies in the oven on a ungreases cookie sheet.
- Bake 8-10 minutes or until the edges are golden. Don’t overbake them.
- Let cool before you decorate them.
About the Hamilton Beach 7 Speed Stand Mixer
- Mixing action gives complete bowl coverage
- Powerful 300-watt motor
- Offers better mixing than 2-beater stand mixers
- Includes flat beater, whisk, and dough hook & splatter shield
- 4-quart stainless steel bowl with handles
- Tilt-up head lifts out of the way for easy bowl access
- Nonslip feet
For as long as I can remember I wanted a stand mixer. I have a list of desserts that I’m looking forward to making using my stand mixer. Sugar cookies won’t be one of them but maybe chocolate chip cookies? Another favorite for sure.
We had some leftover dough too small to cut into shapes, so I made tiny little balls with them, rolled them in some powder sugar and created perfection! Lol, They tasted even better than rolled cookies.
Do you bake a lot during the holiday season? What’s your favorite cookie recipe?
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Sab Edwards says
I want one that doesn’t require me to wait that damned hour LOL…I want sugar cookies NOW… sigh… guess I’d better just resign myself to that wait eh?
They turned out perfect! Aww I love that little hand reaching for one. I bet that splash guard is awesome when working with flour and what not. Merry Christmas Eve!
Marielle Altenor says
Hi Leslie! Yes The splash guard is amazing! Thank you so much for stopping by! Merry Christmas Eve to you too!
Maria Katsulos says
I love that this is under “baking with kids,” because that’s definitely the difficulty level for me! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Melissa Chapman says
You really worked hard for those cookies and made a tried and true batch that sounds perfect. I am not a baker but if I get the urge I know what recipe to use.
Carol Cassara says
It’s really all about the recipe, you have to find one that you can work with! I think these turned out great though and it’s always nice to have the kids helping out. 🙂
I love sugar cookies and these look tasty and easy to make. I will save it for upcoming events.
kimberly lewis says
sugar cookies are the best! we made over 4 batches of sugar cookies over the holidays!
Nadine Cathleen says
They look so yummy! I had so many cookies this Christmas haha but I could still eat many more! X
Sarra Edwards says
Thank you for positing this recipe, it’s always so hard to find the perfect one! I can’t wait to try these with my daughter 🙂