Total Time
3hrs 8mins
Prep 3 hrs
Cook 8 mins

This recipe has been around for years and I'm not sure where it came from.All I know is that they are good!!! Prep time includes chill time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream sugar and butter with a mixer until fluffy; add egg and flavorings.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Combine dry ingredients together and stir into creamed mixture.
  4. Cover and chill for 2 to 3 hours.
  5. Divide dough in half.
  6. Roll out on surface lightly dusted with confectioner's sugar.
  7. Cut with cookie cutters and place on ungreased cookie sheets.
  8. Decorate with sprinkles if desired.
  9. Bake at 375 degrees for 7 to 8 minutes, until cookies begin turning a light brown at the edges.
  10. Cool, then decorate with egg yolk paint or as you wish.
Most Helpful

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This is THE best sugar cookie as far as I'm concerned!:) Exactly like the one in an old Betty Crocker cookbook I have and glad to see it posted here for my safekeeping since I use it for all my holiday sugar cookies! :) Easy recipe to follow and turn out wonderful every time! I do use a lightly floured surface to roll them out on rather then the powdered sugar. Thank you!:)