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The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies

See how to make a classic five-star sugar cookie. This favorite Allrecipes recipe has 5,000 reviews, and an art gallery’s worth of photos of these beautifully decorated sugar cookies have been posted—more than 1,200! Get Jill’s top-rated recipe for The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies. The best part about these sugar cookies? They’re foolproof! So easy to make.

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  • Larissa Mendez

I always have a problem with sugar cookies: When I cut them and place them in the oven: They spread!!! It seems like if they're melting and loose the form! What am I doing wrong? I love them, love their taste and love to make them. But I dont know why do they spread like that. Please Help Me!!!!

  • Bekka

Fixed my problem by adding eggs and water. Rolled out well and is baking well at 400F for 6 min. Ingredients saved!

  • Mary Ann Cashill Smith

i place a dowel rod on either side of the dough as i roll that way it is always the same thickness i like my sugar cookies thick so i use 1/2 inch dowels but you could use any size you wanted it works great