Sugar Cookies

PennyBy Penny  ,   

August 16, 2017

A traditional US biscuit . Go to town on the decorating . Perfect for Christmas

  • Prep: 1 hr 45 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: 30-36 cookies


390g plain flour

0.5tspn salt

1 tspn baking soda

227g butter at room temperature

200g white sugar

2 eggs

2 tspns vanilla extract


2 egg whites

2 tspns fresh lemon juice

330g icing sugar


1In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, salt, and baking soda.

2In another bowl cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

3Add the eggs and vanilla extract and beat until combined.

4Add the flour mixture and beat until you have a smooth dough.

5Halve the dough and wrap each half in cling

6Put in the fridge for about an hour

7Heat oven to 180c

8Line two baking sheets with greaseproof paper.

9Take out one half of the dough from

10and roll out the dough on a floured surface to a thickness of 1/4 inch (1 cm)

11 Cut out shapes using a lightly floured cutter and put the cookies onto the baking sheet.

12Now put the trays in the fridge for about 15 minutes to help stop the cookies from spreading and losing their shape while baking.

13Bake for about 8-10 minutes until the edges are just starting to brown.

14Remove from oven and let cookies cool on baking sheet for a few minutes then transfer to a rack to finish cooling.

15In the grease free bowl whisk the egg whites with the lemon juice.

16Add the sifted icing sugar and whisk on lower speed until smooth.

17Split into smaller bowls and add food colouring, if liked.

18Decorate your cookies

In an airtight container these will keep for about a week


9 Reviews

Feed your family for about £20 a week.

August 17, 2017

I’ll get Chris onto it . P

Diane Stanley

August 17, 2017

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Francesca Clay

August 17, 2017

Would be good any time of year I love sugar cookies

Tracey Clay

August 17, 2017

Charlotte Clay Francesca Clay would be good for Crimbo

Louise Parker

August 16, 2017

Hahaha I did wander! X

Feed your family for about £20 a week.

August 16, 2017

Arggghhh !! Bloody slider I’ll alter it . P

Louise Parker

August 16, 2017

16 hours for prep?

Louise Hawley

August 16, 2017

Like these will get the girls to make some

Claire Thompson

August 16, 2017

Louise Hawley