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Sugar Cookie Recipes

Find easy recipes for sugar cookies that are perfect for decorating, plus recipes for colored sugar, frosting, and more!

Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Rating: 4.87 stars
Large or small, these triple chocolate cookies are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. Refrigerating the batter for 48 hours before baking is ideal, as this allows the dough to fully form its flavor.

Lacy Oatmeal Cookies

Rating: 4.52 stars
This dough spreads to make thin, lacy, oatmeal cookies that you peel off the cookie sheet. Great served with ice cream, or rolled into tubes while still warm and dipped in chocolate.

Ginger-Touched Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

Rating: 4.6 stars
I based this recipe on Michele's Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies II, and had a WOW! moment when I added the ginger.

French Macarons

Rating: 4.14 stars
These cookies are a labor of love and we did a lot of research to perfect this recipe for you, after our own failures. Please follow as written and you will have a delicious and well-presented cookie. You may wish to experiment with different fillings. Enjoy!

Salted Chocolate Cookies

Rating: 4.64 stars
The addition of sea salt takes these big, soft, chocolaty, fudgy cookies to another level. Chocolate lovers will find these cookies irresistible.

Gluten-Free Magic Cookie Bars

Rating: 5 stars
A gluten-free version of classic magic cookie bars with layers.

Gina's Italian Butter Cookies

Rating: 4.89 stars
Traditional Italian-American bakery-style butter cookies that will make you feel like you bought them from your favorite local bakery in New York! Fill them with raspberry or apricot preserves, or chocolate, or dip one side in chocolate and cover with sprinkles--or do both! Whatever you choose, these are sure to be your new favorite recipe for every holiday and celebration to come!

Sugar Cookie Icing

Rating: 4.5 stars
This icing dries hard and shiny and the colors stay bright. Choose as many different food colorings as you desire.

Easy, Chewy Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Rating: 4.55 stars
This simple, tasty recipe yields 12 to 16 cookies, but is so simple that it can be doubled (or tripled!) easily.

Chef John's Almond Biscotti

Rating: 4.72 stars
My version is pretty straightforward--a classic Italian dipping cookie. But you can add hazelnuts, pistachios, and any type of dried fruit. Or dip them in dark chocolate.

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bars

Rating: 4.62 stars
The best granola bars in the world, it makes a great snack in the afternoon.

Inspiration and Ideas

19 Best Ways to Get Your Peanut Butter Cookie Fix
Discover some of our favorite ways to take peanut butter cookies to deliciously creative heights.
13 Sugar-Free Cookies Worth Baking
Using sugar alternatives or all natural sweeteners like honey, these cookies kick sugar to the curb.

Easy Sugar Cookies

Rating: 4.46 stars

Quick and easy sugar cookies! They are really good, plain or with candies in them. My friend uses chocolate mints on top, and they're great!