Sandy's Super Sugar Cookies


Buttery, rich, and delicate; these are our favorite sugar cookies.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
24 servings


  • 5 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 cups butter, room temperature

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 large eggs


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Sift flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl.

  3. Beat butter and white sugar together in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy; beat in vanilla extract. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture on low speed until dough is just-combined.

  4. Divide dough into 4 portions; refrigerate 3 portions. Roll remaining portion out on a lightly-floured work surface to 1/4-inch thick. Use cookie cutters to cut dough into desired shapes and transfer cookies to prepared baking sheet.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until slightly golden at the edges, 10 to 12 minutes. Cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat rolling, cutting, and baking process with remaining dough portions.

Cook's Note:

Dough can be refrigerated up to 2 days. Or, if you like, you can make the dough, pat it into a few disks, wrap it well, label, and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge, then roll out.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

311 Calories
16g Fat
39g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 311
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 192mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 4g
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 62mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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