Forget about buying cookies from the store, because you can make your own that taste even better! This homemade sugar cookies recipe will show you have to make some of the best cookies you’ve ever had from scratch. Once you learn how to make homemade sugar cookies, you’ll never buy the pre-made ones again!

Homemade Sugar Cookies Recipe

Ingredients you will need:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a mixing bowl, place 3 cups flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 2 teaspoons baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Stir.

Kristy prepares ingredients.

Add 1/2 cup butter and 1/2 cup shortening. Cut into flour until butter and shortening are completely mixed in.

Kristy adds shortening and butter to mixture.

Add 2 eggs to mixture.

Kristy adds eggs to mixture.

Add 1 cup sugar to mixture. Mix in mixer until combined.

Kristy adds 1 cup sugar to mixture.

Add 2 tablespoons milk (alternatively, use half and half) and 2 tablespoons vanilla. Mix in mixer until combined.

Kristy adds half and half to mixture.

Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture. Stir until combined.

Kristy pours egg mixture into flour.

Spread some flour over a clean work surface.

Kristy pours flour across surface.

Grab a handful of mixture and roll it around in the flour. Add flour to surface as necessary. When it slides, you know they’re ready to be cut.

Kristy rolls dough in flour.

Lightly cover a rolling pin with flour and flatten the dough mixture.

Kristy uses rolling pin on cookie dough.

Using a cookie cutter or other appropriate implement, form cookies within the rolled dough. Place on cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees from 9 to 12 minutes.

Kristy uses cookie cutter to form sugar cookies.

Allow to cool and serve. Enjoy!

Kristy with completed homemade sugar cookies.

Brighten Up Your Sugar Cookies!

Spin Art Cookies

Don’t stop at just a regular sugar cookie. This companion recipe shows you how to make sugar cookies decorated with delightful swirls and hoisted by a handy stick! Give them a spin today!

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Homemade Sugar Cookies Video Recipe


Video Transcript:

Hi, Kristy at the Rada kitchen, and today I’d like to share my favorite sugar cookie recipe. It just makes those nice, thick, soft sugar cookies. You can cut them out, you can make cute cookies like the spin art cookie. Click here, that’s another recipe that I did in another video. You can make them into shapes like this Santa Claus. It just uses very few ingredients and it’s very easy to make.

The first thing you need is three cups of all-purpose flour, to that you’re going to add a teaspoon of baking soda, two teaspoons of baking powder, and then a half a teaspoon of salt, and I’m going to use the Rada Handi Stir just to mix that in. And by the way, I have my oven preheating to 375 degrees. Now, to that you’ll add a half cup of butter, you can add a whole cup of butter, you can add a cup of shortening or margarine. I’m going to use a half cup of butter and a half cup of shortening. With that, I’m going to use the Rada Food Chopper, and you’re going to cut that into the flour until it’s all mixed in. This food chopper I have found to be just as good, if not better, than a pastry blender. I’ve used it to make pie crusts.

So once you have that all mixed in so it’s all fine, we’re going to switch gears and we’re going to go over to our mixer. We’re going to take two eggs, and a cup of sugar. So we’re going to mix the eggs and the sugar until they’re really well mixed or combined. Now, to this creamy egg and sugar mixture, I’m going to add two tablespoons of, this is half and half, you could use just regular milk, I’ve even used coffee creamer just to give it a little more sweetness. So I’m just going to add that in, and then also a teaspoon of vanilla. Then just mix that until it’s combined.

So now we’re going to add this egg sugar vanilla milk mixture to our dry ingredients. So I just kind of pour it in the middle, and it’s just going to be really runny, you’re just going to mix that into your flour and butter mixture.

So once you get that all mixed in, it’s going to be kind of sticky, but I’m going to do it on a clean work surface. So you need some flour. I’m going to do about half of it first, and you might want to put a little flour on your hands. And I just work a little extra flour in so it’s not sticking to the work surface. Because when you cut those cookies out you want to be able to lift them up and put them on your cookie sheet. You might have to keep adding flour to your work surface. And if it slides like that, you know you can cut them out. So put a little flour on your rolling pin, and if you want to make the cookies on a stick, they should be about 3/8 of an inch thick. You can cut them as thin or as thick as you like.

So then I’m going to use a cookie cutter and just pick them up and put them on your cookie sheet. Now to make these cookies, that I made on a stick, that’s in another video, it’s the spin art cookies, I used the Rada Food Chopper, this plain edge one. We have the serrated one that we cut the mix into the flour with. This one is good to make nice, round cookies. So then when you run out of dough, you just add a little more. See, that stuck to it because my rolling pin needed flour. And you want to put them about two inches apart. I’m using the Rada Stoneware Cookie Sheet, because these cookies will expand a little bit. This stoneware makes really good cookies; the pie plate makes really good flaky pie crust.

So we’re going to put these in the oven at 375 for about 9-12 minutes. We’ll come back and see how they look.

So once the cookies have browned around the edge, you’ll want to let them set for about 10 minutes, and then remove them, and they’re ready to decorate or eat. I have more videos where I make spin art cookies, or I make creative cookies for Christmas, Easter, or Halloween.

End of Video Transcript