Sugar Cookie Recipes
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More Sugar Cookie Recipes
The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies
Rating: 4.43 stars
Whenever you make these cookies for someone, be sure to bring along several copies of the recipe! You will be asked for it, I promise! NOTE: I make icing with confectioners' sugar and milk. I make it fairly thin, as I 'paint' the icing on the cookies with a pastry brush. Thin enough to spread easily but not so thin that it just makes your cookies wet and runs off.
By J. Saunders
Pumpkin Spice Soft Sugar Cookies
Rating: 4.48 stars
If a homemade pumpkin pie and a soft sugar cookie had little cookies of their own, well, let these speak for themselves. Add your favorite seasoned nuts if you wish. I happened to have had some caramelized sugar I had previously made and I crushed this up and added to the top of some of the cookies just before baking.
By Big C
Sugar Cookies with Buttercream Frosting
Rating: 4.55 stars
These cookies are melt-in-your-mouth delicious. They are simple to make and kids love to lick the frosting off the tops. Butter flavoring is in the buttercream for added flavor. You can find it in most supermarkets, in the baking aisle, where there are other flavorings such as vanilla.
Biscochitos Traditional Cookies
Rating: 4.59 stars
This is New Mexico's traditional cookie. A great thick sugar cookie that is dusted with cinnamon-sugar. The traditional shape is fleur-de-lis, but use your favorite cookie cutters if you like.
Sugar-Free "Sugar" Cookies with Sugar-Free "Sugar" Icing
Rating: 3.46 stars
These cookies don't have to be a guilty pleasure!
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Chewy Strawberry Sugar Cookies
Rating: 4.6 stars
We were given a lot of strawberries and I had to figure out what to do with them so they didn't go bad. So I came up with this recipe. I hope everyone likes it as much as my kids did. I prefer fresh strawberries over strawberry extract because it gives it a more fruitful flavor. But the extract is good as well. You decide.
By Junia Sonier