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The Best Rolled Sugar Cookie

This wonderful sugar cookie is perfect for rolling out and cutting into shapes. It's a crispy and thin cookie that keeps its shape beautifully.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookies, holiday cookies, iced cookies, rolled cookies, royal icing, sugar cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
chill time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 22 minutes
Servings 60 cookies
Calories 59kcal
Author Janine Waite


  • 1 heart cookie cutter


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar


Cookie Dough

  • Mix butter, powdered sugar, egg, vanilla, and almond extract.
  • Blend in flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar in the sugar mixture.
  • Cover and chill for two to three hours.

Shaping Cookies

  • Preheat oven to 375°
  • Divide dough in half, roll each to ¼" thick.
  • Cut into shapes with cookie cutters and add sprinkles if desired.
  • Cover baking trays with Crisco.
  • Bake for 7-8 minutes. Watch for brown edges and immediately remove them from the oven.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 59kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 46mg | Potassium: 16mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 99IU | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg