Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Marion’s Best Cookie Cutter Sugar Cookies

Attending a cookie exchange, having the neighborhood kids over, or going to a friend's Christmas party? You can never go wrong with a really good basic sugar cookie. These have been my favorite for the past 30 years. I've yet to find another recipe that is as easy and produces such delicious cookies!


1 cup butter

1 cup sugar

1tsp vanilla

1 egg

3 cups flour

2 tsp. baking powder

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cream butter and sugar until smooth. Add vanilla and egg and keep blending. Add flour 1 cup at a time, mixing well. Add baking powder. When well blended, roll out on floured surface to 1/8” thickness. Dip cookie cutters in flour and cut shapes. Sprinkle with colored sugar if desired. Bake for 6-7 minutes on ungreased cookie sheet. Cool on wire rack. Makes 2-3 dozen cookies.

Optional: cookies can be decorated with icing or drizzled with melted chocolate.


  1. These colorfully and frosted sugar cookies looks really delicious that would make anyone’s day. These cookies can be chosen to gift your love ones or can be served for as a dessert in a birthday party. Thanks a lot.

  2. Made these for Christmas. All I can say is OUTRAGEOUS!! Thank you.