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    The 30 BEST Sugar Cookie Recipes

    Are you searching for the perfect sugar cookie to satisfy your sweet tooth? Look no further because we’ve rounded up a list of the 30 best sugar cookie recipes just for you.

    Whether you’re an experienced baker or new to the kitchen, these mouth-watering treats will surely impress your family and friends. From classic favorites to unique twists, this comprehensive list has something for everyone.

    So grab your apron, preheat that oven, and get ready to indulge in some deliciously sweet baked goods with these must-try sugar cookie recipes.

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    Sugar Cookie Recipes:

    1. The Best Sugar Cookies

    These soft Sugar Cookies are just the best! They’ve got crisp edges, thick centers, and plenty of room for icing! Trust us, you’re going to love them as much as we do.

    Depending on the size of your cookie cutter, you can make a bunch of cookies with this recipe. And hey, if you’re serving a big crowd, just double the recipe for dozens of cookies!

    Get the Recipe @ sallysbakingaddiction

    2. Sprinkle Sugar Cookies

    These classic Sprinkle Sugar Cookies are super soft, chewy, and absolutely delicious. And guess what? Adding sprinkles makes the whole baking experience even more fun!

    You can create confetti cookies by mixing the sprinkles into the batter, or you can roll each dough ball in the sprinkles, to give your cookies a delightful coating. Actually, why not do both? Go ahead and have a blast!

    Get the Recipe @ lifeloveandsugar

    3. Lofthouse Style Snowman Sugar Cookies

    Ok, these Snowman Sugar Cookies are seriously soft, like those Lofthouse sugar cookies, but these are a thousand times tastier! You won’t be able to resist savoring every last crumb of these dreamy holiday treat.

    They’re so much fun to make, incredibly yummy, and just so cute. They’d make an awesome gift this year, no doubt about it!

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    4. Double Strawberry Sugar Cookies

    These Double Strawberry Sugar Cookies are absolutely amazing! They’re sweet, simple, and oh-so-delicious.

    Picture this: soft and chewy strawberry cookies, packed with strawberry jam and dried strawberries, giving you that wonderful double strawberry flavor. And if that wasn’t enough, coat each cookie with a creamy, strawberry cream cheese icing.

    Trust us, these cookies are the real deal and simply irresistible. You’ve got to try them!

    Get the Recipe @ halfbakedharvest

    5. White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

    Holiday baking is seriously one of the best things about this time of year, and these White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are like a dream! They’re all soft and chewy, with a delicious dip in creamy white chocolate, and a sprinkle of crushed peppermint candies on top. Yum!

    Whip up a batch of these amazing sugar cookies. Grab a plate of cookies, a mug of hot cocoa, and a cozy blanket, and you’re all set for the rest of the season!

    Get the Recipe @ lmld

    6. Lofthouse Style Frosted Sugar Cookies 

    Try these super yummy Lofthouse-style Frosted Sugar Cookies, which are perfectly soft! They’re made from scratch with an easy frosting and topped with pretty sprinkles. Plus, they’re the perfect treat to enjoy with a tall glass of milk. So good!

    These copycat Sugar Cookies are great for special occasions like Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, or Christmas. They’re sure to be a hit with friends and family!

    Get the Recipe @ lifemadesweeter

    7. Maple Cinnamon Star Sugar Cookies

    These delicious Maple Cinnamon Star Cookies are simply elegant! They’re topped with white chocolate, gold sprinkles, and edible glitter stars!

    Just try our easy sugar cookie recipe, and add some maple extract and cinnamon for an amazing burst of flavor. Enjoy!

    Get the Recipe @ sallysbakingaddiction

    8. Chewy Lemonade Sugar Cookies

    These Chewy Lemonade Sugar Cookies are the ultimate summer treat! It’s like the perfect mashup of tangy lemonade and sweet sugar cookie, resulting in a super fun and flavorful cookie that everyone will absolutely love.

    No matter which frosting you go for, you’ll end up with an insanely yummy cookie that’ll have everyone begging for more!

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    9. Thin and Crispy Sugar Cookies

    Do you like non-frosted kinds of cookies? Then this Grandma Prudy’s super easy Thin and Crispy Sugar Cookie recipe is just for you.

    They’re light, snappy, and absolutely melt in your mouth. The taste is simply buttery perfection. You all have to try them as these are impossible to resist!

    Get the Recipe @ thefoodcharlatan

    10. Samoa Sugar Cookies

    These Samoa sugar cookies are exactly like a Girl Scout Samoa Cookie, meeting a sugar cookie.

    They’ve got a soft cookie base that is topped with gooey caramel, then toasted coconut, a layer of chocolate on the bottom, a chocolate drizzle toasted coconut, and a chocolate drizzle. So delicious!

    It’s such an amazing cookie that all coconut and caramel lovers will go crazy for!

    Get the Recipe @ lmld

    11. Red Velvet Sugar Cookies

    Now, these Red Velvet Sugar Cookies are gonna brighten up your day! These treats are so soft and tender, and they’re fun and brightly colored, too. The hint of cocoa and a slight cream cheese tang will make it even more delectable.

    Perfect for Valentine’s Day or a date night. They’re even great for your kids’ class parties! They’re so colorful and festive, that everyone is going to absolutely adore them!

    Get the Recipe @ bakingamoment

    12. Pumpkin Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

    These crunchy Pumpkin Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting are just perfect for fall and upcoming holidays like Thanksgiving. They’ll definitely hit the spot!

    You can also whip up these cookies without frosting and get some crunchy pumpkin sugar cookies. And if you’re craving extra sweetness, just roll the balls in sugar before baking. All variations are delicious!

    Get the Recipe @ sweetspicykitchen

    13. Frosted Lemon Sugar Cookies

    These Frosted Lemon Sugar Cookies are seriously amazing! They’re super light, yet bursting with flavor. Made with lemon zest and juice, these cookies are all about that fresh and bright goodness. And don’t forget the sweet lemon frosting and a sprinkle of lemon sugar on top. Yum!

    It’s the absolute perfect treat to bake this spring!

    Get the Recipe @ butternutbakeryblog

    14. Iced Sugar Cookies

    Next up, we have Iced Sugar Cookies. These buttery tender cookies are cut into festive shapes and covered with sweet hardened icing. They’re perfect for any holiday because you can use any shape cookie cutter!

    Hope you get a chance to try these amazing cookies soon, they are just awesome!

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    15. Maple Brown Sugar Cookies

    These Maple Brown Sugar Cookies have amazing flavor, crispy edges, and chewy centers. They’re a definite favorite!

    For this ultimate fall cookie, try topping them with maple icing. Be sure to chill the cookie dough for 2 hours or prepare it the day before.
    Everyone will love these absolutely delicious cookies!

    Get the Recipe @ sallysbakingaddiction

    16. Halloween Sugar Cookies

    These Halloween Sugar Cookies are seriously yummy! They’re soft, hold their shape after baking, and are perfect for decorating.

    This recipe has used popular royal icing and shows some super easy techniques to make this Halloween spooktacular!
    We bet this one will be an hit every Halloween!

    Get the Recipe @ houseofnasheats

    17. Peppermint Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

    If you’re a fan of sugar cookies and peppermint, you surely need to try these Peppermint Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting! They’re like a holiday essential this year!

    These cookies are super soft, and when you add peppermint flavor and cream cheese frosting, amazing things happen! Trust us, you’ll be dreaming about these cookies!

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    18. Soft Cut Out Sugar Cookies

    These thick, bakery-style Soft Cut Out Sugar Cookies are a total blast and perfect for your Christmas cookie tray! Everyone needs this easy, sugar cookie recipe in their arsenal. You can whip these up in minutes, with just a few basic ingredients.

    So gather up your decorations and let your kids have a blast. There’s no right or wrong way to do it!

    Get the Recipe @ theseasonedmom

    19. Funfetti Sugar Cookies

    Sprinkles make everything so much better, and these Funfetti Sugar Cookies are like a sprinkle dream come true! They taste just like your favorite Funfetti cake mix, but in cookie form!

    They will be the absolute best addition to your cookie spread. And you know what? They’ll totally become a part of your Christmas tradition! Enjoy!

    Get the Recipe @ whatmollymade

    20. Orange Creamsicle Sugar Cookies

    These Orange Creamsicle Sugar Cookies are packed with tangy orange goodness and topped with a dreamy, velvety frosting. Seriously, they just melt in your mouth!

    You definitely don’t want to miss out on these amazing treats. And hey, their color makes them perfect for the upcoming Halloween holiday. Go ahead and treat yourself!

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    21. Drop Style Christmas Sugar Cookies

    Forget about the rolling pin and cookie cutters! It’s time to bring out the mixer because we’re making Drop Sugar Cookies with Christmas sprinkles. These cookies are soft-baked and super simple to make, if you’re looking for an easy treat.

    And guess what? You only need 8 ingredients and one tip to make these perfectly. Just chill the dough for 2 hours before baking. Enjoy!

    Get the Recipe @ sallysbakingaddiction

    22. Jelly Bean Sugar Cookies

    Ok, now these amazing Jelly Bean Cookies are a must during the Spring & Easter holidays!

    These super, yummy, sugar cookies are topped with a simple buttercream frosting and BRACH’s jelly beans, to create the cutest jelly bean flower cookies ever!

    With this recipe, you can easily whip up a delicious treat for your family and friends this holiday season! So, who’s ready to try this delight?

    Get the Recipe @ thebakingchocolatess

    23. Brown Butter Sugar Cookies

    These Brown Butter Sugar Cookies are simply delicious! They’re soft and chewy in the center, with crispy edges, for the perfect texture.

    Brown butter adds an incredible nutty flavor that takes them to a whole new level of yumminess. It’s like a gourmet treat you won’t be able to resist!

    Get the Recipe @ suebeehomemaker

    24. Chocolate Sprinkle Sugar Cookies

    These Chocolate Sprinkle Sugar Cookies are thin, chewy, and rolled in sprinkles instead of regular sugar. The result? A perfect crunch and a super cute, rainbow sprinkle finish.

    They’re like crinkle cookies, but the sprinkle coating makes them extra adorable. And the best part? They’re so easy to make!

    Get the Recipe @ cloudykitchen

    25. Watermelon Sugar Cookies

    These Watermelon Sugar Cookies are made with deliciously buttery sugar cookie dough and topped off with pink, white, and green royal icing. Mini chocolate chips pretend to be watermelon seeds, but sprinkles could do the job, too!

    While the cookies don’t actually taste like watermelon (though you can add extract if you want,) they’re absolutely adorable and perfect for a summer party, picnic or barbecue!

    Get the Recipe @ sallysbakingaddiction

    26. Christmas Sugar Cookies

    Hey, let’s whip up some mouthwatering Christmas Sugar Cookies with sweetened condensed milk and learn how to decorate them, in two amazing ways. First, we’ll go with royal icing for that classic look. Then, we’ll create a gorgeous Star Cookie Christmas Tree using buttercream.

    Trust us, it takes the flavor and texture to a whole new level. You’ve never tasted a sugar cookie this scrumptious before!

    Get the Recipe @ piesandtacos

    27. Chocolate-Dipped Peppermint Chocolate Sugar Cookies

    This super easy Chocolate-Dipped Peppermint Chocolate Sugar Cookies recipe results in some seriously soft and chewy chocolate sugar cookies. And know what? We dunk them in even more chocolate and sprinkle them with some crunchy peppermint goodness!

    So get ready, because these Peppermint Chocolate Sugar Cookies are about to become your absolute favorite Christmas treat!

    Get the Recipe @ lifeloveandsugar

    28. Chai Spiced Maple Sugar Cookies

    Chai Spiced Maple Sugar Cookies with Browned Butter Frosting are the ultimate Thanksgiving delight! They’re perfectly sweet with a touch of chai spice, and the maple browned butter frosting is absolutely divine.

    These cookies are made even more special with holiday spices. Trust us, every single bite is a crowd-pleaser! And the best part? They’re super fun and festive to make. Enjoy!

    Get the Recipe @ halfbakedharvest

    29. Coconut Sugar Cookies

    These Coconut Sugar Cookies are incredibly delicious! They have soft centers with lightly crisp edges and are sugary, with a burst of coconut flavor.

    They’re the perfect sugar cookie for spring, topped with a little white chocolate and colorful sprinkles, to add some extra fun!

    Get the Recipe @ lifeloveandsugar

    30. Pecan Sugar Cookies

    Let’s end our list with these Pecan Sugar Cookies that take the classic cut-out sugar cookie to a whole new level. And the best part? The rich and flavorful brown butter icing requires no decorating skills—just slather it on and enjoy!

    If you’re a fan of frosted cookies and want some extra flavor (without the hassle of decorating), these brown sugared, roasty, toasty, pecan cut-out cookies are a must-try!

    Get the Recipe @ sallysbakingaddiction

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    30 BEST Sugar Cookie Recipes

    This collection of Sugar Cookies will give you 30 different ways to satisfy your sweet tooth.


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