Super soft but sturdy sugar cookies with a delicious vanilla flavor. Best ones I've made yet. The cornstarch helps keep the consistency.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
2 hrs 5 mins
total:
2 hrs 35 mins
Servings:
30
Yield:
30 cookies
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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Beat confectioners' sugar and margarine together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Add vanilla extract and beat until smooth.

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  • Whisk 2 1/2 cups flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and baking soda together in a separate bowl. Beat flour mixture into creamed butter mixture on medium-low speed just until dough is combined. Separate dough into 2 balls and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Dust dough with flour and roll into 1/4-inch thick pieces on a work surface. Cut cookies into desired shapes using cookie cutters and arrange on a baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cookies are just beginning to turn brown, 10 to 14 minutes. Let cookies rest on baking sheet, 5 to 10 minutes; transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Nutrition Facts

109 calories; protein 1.1g 2% DV; carbohydrates 15g 5% DV; fat 4.9g 8% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 139.1mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (12)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/13/2018
This recipe works quite well. The dough doesn’t seem like it will come together, but it does. Just keep mixing. Don’t be tempted to add water. The cookies don’t puff up too much and this helps when you want to decorate them. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/01/2020
The dough was really sticky and it tasted like there was some kind spice in it. Overall not bad but might not make them again Read More
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/12/2018
This recipe works quite well. The dough doesn’t seem like it will come together, but it does. Just keep mixing. Don’t be tempted to add water. The cookies don’t puff up too much and this helps when you want to decorate them. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
12/28/2016
My daughter is allergic to eggs but I really wanted her to be able to make cookies for "Santa". This recipe was simple and tasted great. I did add about 2 tbs of water but that may be because I used real butter instead of vegan margine. Thank-you for providing an easy and tasty recipe that my daughter could participate in making and enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2019
I made these with about two table spoons of applesauce. It gave it just enough moisture to really bond it together. They cook really quick and spread out a lot. Yummy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/18/2016
this is an easy and yummy cookie that tastes just like sugar cookies I had growing up. The dough was a little crumbly and delicate but other than that perfect. I topped with a vegan butter cream icing and sprinkles. Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
12/25/2017
They turned out much better than expected day of. All of the 9 kids loved decorating them and they held up well. Very hard the next day and pretty crispy about two hours out of the oven but a positive experience overall. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/01/2018
nice not too sweet cookies. My dough was too crumbly so I added about 1/2 cup of warn water after it cooled for 3 hours. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2018
This recipe is delicious! My kids loved it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2019
Followed the recipe and made vegan frosting to top them off! Delicious! Definitely will make again! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
12/03/2020
Surprised how it turned out! Crunchy, sweet, just ok. Very crumbly when I was done mixing for SOO LONG. I thought I was over mixing it. It never came together so I added a tablespoon of unsweetened applesauce. That helped a ton. Rolling it out to cut was extremely difficult since it was still crumbly. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
01/01/2020
The dough was really sticky and it tasted like there was some kind spice in it. Overall not bad but might not make them again Read More
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