Dessert Recipe: Sugar Cookies

24 Apr

There are some days when I literally wonder if I am somehow secretly related very closely to Paula Deen. No, it’s not because my hair is a beautiful silver, and I don’t have a southern accent. I do, however, have a certain penchant for anything made with butter. I can’t help but want as much of it as possible in my dishes. Now, for the sake of those cringing at this confession, I do rein myself in on a regular basis. There’s just one recipe that I don’t think twice about when adding butter: sugar cookies. In reality, they’re really butter cookies with sugar on top, but merciful heavens, who cares?! They’re so good!

(And for those who are wondering, the little one eating that sugar cookie is none other than our kiddo, Aaron. Fun, right?)

Sugar Cookies


  • 1 ½ cups margarine, softened
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt


  1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar.
  2. Beat in vanilla.
  3. Combine baking soda, flour, and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture.
  4. Roll dough into walnut sized balls.
  5. Fill a small bowl with sugar. Using a drinking glass, dip the bottom of the glass into the sugar, then flatten a cookie. Repeat until all cookie dough balls are flattened.
  6. Bake for 8-11 minutes in a 350 degree (f) oven. Do not allow cookies to brown. Cool on a wire rack.

Do you have a fave sugar cookie recipe? We’d love to see it in the comments.

Download the .pdf version of this recipe: Sugar Cookies


2 Responses to “Dessert Recipe: Sugar Cookies”

  1. lifetasteslikefood April 26, 2011 at 10:45 pm #

    He is such a little cutie!! And those sugar cookies sound delicious!

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