If there is one basic cookie recipe you should have under your belt it's a classic sugar cookie recipe. Made with basic ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen, (all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla extract, eggs, unsalted butter, and lots of granulated sugar), sugar cookies are a snap to put together.
So grab a cookie sheet, put on some music (personally I always play soundtracks to Broadway musicals) and mix up your cookie dough.
1. Soft and Chewy Sugar Cookies
If you are looking for the perfect sugar cookie to eat year-round, this is your winner. Soft and chewy you can bake this sugar cookie dough up whenever the mood strikes.
2. Pumpkin Sugar Cookies
Sugar cookies aren't just for Christmas! No, they are great to incorporate into your Halloween treats.
This sugar cookie gets a rich autumn flavor from the canned pumpkin baked right into the dough. A spicy pumpkin spice glaze tops these easy sugar cookies.
3. Super Soft Keto Approved Sugar Cookies
No need to fret even if you are on a diet. Packed with mozzarella cheese (say, what?), butter, egg whites, cream cheese, sweetener, vanilla extract, almond extract, and baking powder.
So technically not a sugar cookie, but hey, it's a great substitute while you are eating keto.
4. Vegan Sugar Cookies
Soft and colorful, this vegan sugar cookies recipe uses vegan butter in place of traditional dairy and a flax seed egg. Be sure to use a baking mat when baking these cookies to prevent them from sticking to your baking sheet.
5. Rolo Sugar Cookie Cups
Caramel, chocolate, and cookies. What's a better combination?
This American classic uses a sugar cookie mix, making the task of baking cookies almost too easy.
6. Pistachio Sugar Cookie Bars
Let's get a little bit nutty! This is the best sugar cookie recipe to use if you are looking for something a little outside of the box. This recipe adds pistachio pudding into the dry ingredients, adding an extra nutty flavor to these cookie bars.
7. Orange Amish Sugar Cookies
Want something to fill your cookie jar but doesn't require you to pull out your rolling pin or cookies cutters? These orange Amish sugar cookies are for you. Mix up the dough in a large bowl then drop the dough onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
For the frosting mix together powdered sugar, butter, and orange zest and juice. Frost and eat.
8. Brown Sugar Shortbread Cookies
Put away that white sugar for these rich and decadent brown sugar cookies. Mix up the dough in a stand mixer and shape into a log. Chill until hardened and cut into slices, placing on a baking sheet.
Bake cookies until golden brown and try not to eat them all in one sitting.
9. Cream Cheese Cut Out Sugar Cookies
Grab the cookie cutters, these cut out cookies are perfect for any time of the year. I suggest coloring the royal icing with food coloring according to the season or occasion. Wouldn't these be so cute for tailgates using your team's colors?
10. Soft Maple Sugar Cookies
If pouring on the maple syrup on your pancakes gets you excited, these maple sugar cookies are sure to make you smile. Say goodbye to chocolate chip cookies, this is Santa's new Christmas cookie.
11. Coffee Sugar Cookies
You know what goes together better with cookies than milk? Coffee! These sugar cookies have bits of ground coffee in the mix, making this a caffeinated cookie perfect for busy moms and dads.
12. Salted Caramel Sugar Cookies
Caramel and salt do a match make. Bake up a sugar cookie recipe and top with creamy caramel frosting, a drizzle of caramel sauce and a sprinkling of salt.
13. Chocolate Sugar Cookies
You can't have a cookie round up without a little bit of chocolate! This rich chocolate sugar cookie is great with a tall glass of milk.