Sugar cookies can be a base for so many things, allowing you to use cut them out into fun shapes and frost and decorate in a variety of ways. From the basic Sugar Cookies recipe to recipes for Eggnog-Frosted Nutmeg Sugar Cookies or Melt-in-Your-Mouth Sugar Cookies, these simple treats will delight your guests.
Everyone associates sugar cookies with the holidays, but once you learn how to bake sugar cookies, you'll want to make them every time you’re craving a treat.
Since they're made with such simple ingredients--sugar, flour, vanilla, baking powder, a little salt--it's easy to think of sugar cookies as the Plain Janes of cookies. That is, until you break out the cookie cutters and colored sugar, the sprinkles and colored icing, the candy pieces and other adornments. But sugar cookies are more than just show pieces. When you know how to make sugar cookies just right, their understated sweetness and delicate texture are anything but ordinary--even when you eat them plain.
Peppermint extract infuses these crisp, buttery sugar cookies with holiday flavor. Choose between slice-and-bake swirls or candy cane-shape cookies to add seasonal flair to any celebration or cookie exchange.
When you know how to make sugar cookies from scratch, you're baking up a piece of food history. Though some of the first cookie-like cakes originated in Persia as early as the 7th century A.D., true sugar cookies (or biscuits, depending on where you live) are thought to be an American original. Specifically, from Nazareth, Pennsylvania, where a large majority of the settlers were German Protestants. That's why, in the early days, the sweet treats were sometimes called "Nazareth Sugar Cookies."
A buttery sugar cookie dough becomes a Christmas treat that can be served with or without icing.
Use a piping bag to easily create Santa's iconic red and white suit. Grab the whole family for some decorating fun.
Make these personalized treats using crafts-store stamps (preferably ink-free ones) and share with your favorite Valentines.
Kids love decorating these holiday cookies with crushed red candy and bright white frosting.
Half of these bite-size cookies are trimmed with chopped pecans and half with red decorator's sugar.
Shards of chocolate add a sweet decoration to this classic sugar cookie. These cookies are pretty enough to gift to friends throughout the season.
Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree, such pleasure you bring me! Decorate these nutty sugar cookies with the classic holiday motif.
This basic brown sugar cookie recipe that is dressed up for Christmas and Kwanzaa with dried cranberries, almonds, and zesty orange drizzle.
Start with square almond sugar cookies and arrange assorted diamond-shaped cookies in a wreath. Top with green and red nonpareils and place a red candy in the center.
Lay out the ingredients and gather the family to make these ornate almond sugar cookies. Create Santa's iconic looks with gumdrops, tart licorice candy, and black food coloring.
This tried-and-true sugar cookie recipe makes dozens of sugar cookie cutouts that you and your family can decorate for any occasion.
Kids will love to eat these decorated Santa cutout cookies during the holidays. You may want to enlist their help in the decorating as well.