Basic Vanilla Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies
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  • Total: 25 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 6 Dozen (72 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
42 Calories
3g Fat
3g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 Dozen (72 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 42
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 28mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 1g
Calcium 7mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This sugar cookie recipe contains butter and vanilla. Scroll down to see more sugar cookie recipes.


  • 1 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons evaporated milk
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 375° F (190° C/Gas 5).

  2. In a mixing bowl with an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until light.

  3. Beat in egg and vanilla.

  4. Sift flour and baking powder together; stir into creamed mixture.

  5. Cover the bowl and refrigerate the dough for about 1 hour, or until dough is firm enough to roll.

  6. On a floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/8-inch thick and cut with cookie cutters.

  7. Bake for 6 to 10 minutes.

  8. Makes about 6 dozen small sugar cookies, or fewer with large cutters.

    The recipe was shared on our forum by MillZ.

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