Mary's Classic Sugar Cookies
Charming and familiar, sugar cookies are perfect for sharing.
They’re simple, sweet, and ready to decorate for any situation, any time of the year! Whether you plan to top them with flavorful frostings or get a little fancy with your favorite royal icing, this all-purpose sugar cookie recipe will get you ready to go. Baking them is easy, so you can get on with the fun part: decorating!
Want to learn how to make royal icing for Decorating your Sugar Cookies?
I’ve got some tips and a great recipe for a simple royal icing that you can make in a small or large batch.
Now, back to the sugar cookies!
Here’s a tip before you start:
The yield from this holiday sugar cookie recipe will vary depending on the size and shape of your cookie cutters. Be careful not to over-bake them — the centers of your sugar cookies should be springy when you take them out of the oven. Not to worry, they’ll firm up as they cool.